From high-energy party metal to furious, face-melting shred: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher of Mastodon perform in concert at Razzmatazz on February 15, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
(Image credit: Xavi Torrent/Redferns)

Another seven days have passed since last week’s essential guitar tracks. Can you believe it?! No, neither can we.

Thankfully, there’s an astonishing amount of guitar goodness to nudge in your direction, including a bevy of Bill & Ted soundtrack, erm, tracks, hot new shred, indie delights, and as always, a hefty slab of metal.

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

Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.