From protest riff bombast to drop-tuned metal grind: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

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The lockdown era continues to be hard-going for many of us, but what's been most heartening is the renaissance of creativity that has blossomed in the most adverse of collaborative conditions.

Several of this week's tracks have been formulated in cross-Atlantic partnerships - hell, even David Gilmour had to change his plans - while others tackle the issue of isolation head-on.

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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.