From eagerly awaited metalgaze to searing blues-rock: here are this week’s essential guitar tracks

Deftones' Stephen Carpenter performs live.
(Image credit: Olly Curtis/Future)

Writing the intro for GW’s tracks of the week is a reliably unenviable task, especially during the lockdown period. But this week, we’re grateful it can pretty much be summed up in a single word: Deftones.

Yes, the metalgaze juggernauts are back with Ohms, treading new ground while recalling their past glories. And while we can’t quite say all is well with the world, it makes a damn fine distraction.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.