From radical acoustic reinventions to masterclasses in metalcore: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

 Rise Against perform on stage at O2 Academy on November 4, 2014 in Leeds, United Kingdom.
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Welcome back to another edition of Guitar World’s essential guitar tracks! We’ve been on the lookout for the hottest tracks from the six-string world in the last seven days, and boy, do we have some juicy material for you this time.

We’ve got a new single from Chicago punk/hardcore titans Rise Against, a couple of the heaviest metalcore tracks you’ll hear all week, a sweet new acoustic offering from Tyler Ramsey and loads more.

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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.