From metal behemoths to ethereal folk, here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Matt Heafy of Trivium
(Image credit: Frank Hoensch/Redferns)

It's Friday, and that means tracks of the week time here at GW towers - we've been keeping our collective ears to the ground to bring you the hottest guitar cuts to land over the past seven days.

This week marked major releases from two of metal's biggest bands - Trivium and Five Finger Death Punch - fresh fusion courtesy of jazz master Pat Metheny, and a host of ambient delights from both sides of the Atlantic.

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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.