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Metallica tabs for Am i evil

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From Jon Kendrew (am2el@herts.ac.uk) ['93/'94]


			Metallica - A chord diagramA minorAm I Evil?
			----------------------
                      From the Creeping Death EP
		 Originally recorded by Diamond Head
         	     Transcription by Jon Kendrew
          KEY TO TAB :

			H - Hammer on
			P  - Pick off
			/  - Slide up to...
			\  - Slide down to...
			T  - Tap (With pick or finger)
			h  - Harmonic (Natural)
			A chord diagramA augmentedA  - Harmonic (Artificial)
			~  - Vibrato
			X_ - Pick slide
			PM - Palm mute
			Tr - Trill
			Wh - Use whammy bar
			^  - Bend string up ( x steps )
			`  - Release bend ( x steps )

			|
			@  - Rhythm slash ( Power chord noted)

			|  - Time slash ( 4\4 Time, etc... )
			=  - Let ring


Gtr 1 : Distorted


        |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |    |   |     |   |

||---||-----------------|----------------|---------------------|
||-4-||-----------------|----------------|---------------------|
||---||-9-----------7-9-|-10----------12-|-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-|
||-4-||-9-----------7-9-|-10----------12-|-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-|
||---||-7-----------5-7-|-8-----------10-|-7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-|
||---||-----------------|----------------|---------------------|

   |   |     |     |       |   |     |   |       |   |     |	 |

 |-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
 |-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-|-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
 |-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-|-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
 |-7---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-|-7---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
 |-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
					       |
					       |
   					       | Gtr 2 : Distorted
					       | ( Trem Strum )
					       |-----------------------|
					       |-----------------------|
 					       |-----------------------|
					       |-14-\------------------|
					       |-14-\------------------|
					       |-12-\------------------|


Gtr 1 doubles Gtr 2

  |   |     |   |       |   |     |     |       |   |     |   |

|---------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|
|*--------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|
|-2-------------------|-----------9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-------------------|
|*2-------------------|-----------9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-------------------|
|-0-------------------|-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-|-6-------------------|


  |   |     |     |       |   |     |   |       |   |     |     |

|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------*|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-------------------|-----------9-9-9-9-9-9-|
|-----------3-3-3-3-3-3*|-2-------------------|-----------9-9-9-9-9-9-|
|-----------1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-------------------|-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-|


  |   |     |   |       |   |     |        |          |   |     |   |

|---------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-----------10-10-10-10-10-10-|-9-------------------|
|-8-------------------|-----------10-10-10-10-10-10-|-9-------------------|
|-8-------------------|-----------8--8--8--8--8--8--|-7-------------------|
|-6-------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------


  |   |     |     |       |   |     |   |       |   |     |     |

|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-------------------|-----------3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-----------9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-------------------|-----------3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-|-6-------------------|-----------1-1-1-1-1-1-|


  |   |     |   |       |   |     |     |       |    |     |   |

|---------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|*---------------------|
|-2-------------------|-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-|-/9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-|
|-2-------------------|-----------5-5-5-5-5-5-|*/7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-|
|-0-------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|


                        Gtr 1 : Grad rit.

  |   |     |     |       |   |   |   |      |   |   |   |
	(Repeat 3 times)
                                  ~~             ~~      ~~
|-----------------------|------------------|-------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------|-------------------|
|----------------------*|------------------|-------------10----|
|-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|------------------|-----9---8---------|
|-7---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5*|-------------8----|-7-----------------|
|-----------------------|-0---7---6--------|-------------------|


  ~~
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|-9---10---/12---/14-----/16---------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|


Gtr 2 : Intro solo. (See comments at end)

   HH  HH  HH  HH  HH  HH  HH  HH    HH  HH  HH  HH  HH  HH  HH  HH
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-058-058-058-058-058-058-058-058-|-047-047-047-047-047-047-047-047-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


							(Hold last note..)
   HH  HH  HH  HH  HH   HH   HH  HH    HH  HH  HH  HH  HH  HH  HH
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-058-058-058-058-0710-0710-058-058-|-047-047-047-047-047-047-047-----|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|


  A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramA augmentedA   A chord diagramA augmentedA Wh~~~~~~
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-----5-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-------7---------|
|---------5-------7-------------|


"One, Two"		(Repeat Main Riff 8 times before verse)

                      PM---|  PM-|  PM---|

           	    |   |   |  |    |   |   |  |

Main Riff :       |------------------------------|
		  |------------------------------|
		  |*----------------------------*|
		  |---------------2---------3--2-|
		  |*2-2-2-2-5-2-2-0-2-2-2---1--0*|
		  |-0-0-0-0-3-0-0---0-0-0--------|

(Main Riff with verse 1)


Verse 1 : (Lyrics)

		My mother was a witch.....
		Thankless little bitch......
		Take her down now........
		All blistered and burned......


		      PM---|  PM-|  PM---|

		    |   |   |  |    |   |   |  |

Pre-Chorus riff : |------------------------------|
		  |------------------------------|
		  |*----------------------------*|
		  |---------7-----9---------10-9-|
		  |*7-7-7-7-5-7-7-7-7-7-7---8--7*|
		  |-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5-5--------|

(Pre-Chorus riff x 4 with Pre-Chorus)


Pre-Chorus : (Lyrics)

		Twenty-seven......
		Gotta see 'em.......
		See the bodies......
		Take my time.......


(Main Riff x 4 with Chorus)


Chorus : (Lyrics)

		A chord diagramA minorAm I ....
		Yes I .....
		A chord diagramA minorAm I ....
		I am that, yes I am....


			*******Main Riff x 2*******

(Main Riff x 8 with verse 2)


Verse 2 : (Lyrics)

		As i watched my mother ....
		Revenge now I sought, to break ......
		Taking no chances, you come ......
		I split you to the bone, help set......


(Pre-chorus riff x 4 with pre-chorus)

(Main Riff x 4 with chorus)



Bridge :

		|------------------|------------------------------|
		|------------------|------------------------------|
		|*9-----7-----5---*|------------------------------|
		|-9-----7-----5----|---------------2---------3--2-|
		|*7-----5-----3---*|-2-2-2-2-5-2-2-0-2-2-2---1--0*|
		|------------------|-0-0-0-0-3-0-0---0-0-0--------|


               (Repeat 3 times)

	. |   |   |   |      |   |     |  |       |   |   |   |
						    ~~~~~~~~~~~
	|------------------|--------------------|------------------|
	|------------------|--------------------|------------------|
	|*9-----7-----5---*|-9-----11-----12----|------------------|
	|-9-----7-----5----|-9-----11-----12----|------------------|
	|*7-----5-----3---*|-7-----9------10----|--/7--------------|
	|------------------|--------------------|------------------|


Double Time feel :


				      _______________________________________
Fast Riff 1:			      |1.

  |   |   |   |      |   |   |   |      |   |   |   |      |   |   |   |

     PM-|    PM-|       PM-|               PM-|    PM--|      PM-|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|*-----------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------*|
|------------------|-------------7----|------------------|---------5--------|
|*7--7777-7--7777--|-7--7777-5---5----|-7--7777-7--7777--|-7--7777-3---5---*|
|-5--5555-5--5555--|-5--5555-3--------|-5--5555-5--5555--|-5--5555-----3----|


_____________________________________
|2.					Fast Riff 2 : (Note : Lyrics)

  |   |   |   |      |   |   |   |      |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |

     PM-|    PM--|			PM------------------------|
|------------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------||*----------------|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------7----|
|-7--7777-7--7777--|-----------------||*2--2222-2-2222--|-2--2222-2--5----|
|-5--5555-5--5555--|-555-555-555-532-||-0--0000-0-0000--|-0--0000-0-------|
   		   |   Triplets      |


  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |

  PM-------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------*|    Repeat whole sequence again.
|-----------------|------------7-7--|
|-2--2222-2-2222--|-2--2222-2--5-5-*|
|-0--0000-0-0000--|-0--0000-0-------|


(With Fast Riff 2 [First repeat])

Lyrics :


(With Fast Riff 2 [Second repeat])

Lyrics :





		*******Then Fast Riff 1 x 1*******


  |   |   |   |      |   |   |   |      |   |   |   |

|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-2----------------|------------------|-5-------7--------|
|-2----------------|------------------|-5-------7--------|
|-0----------------|------------------|-3-------5--------|


GUITAR SOLO:


For the solo, the rhythm follows the following 'feel':

          X       X         X       X
	|-X--XXXX-X-XXXX--|-X--XXXX-X-XXXX--|

	Chord changes are noted above tab lines, and are 2 or 3 fingered power
chords, depending on what you feel like. For the 'XX' notes, strike the
full chord, on the others just play the lowest note (Usually the A chord diagramE MajorE string)

  A chord diagramB5B5

  |  |||| |  | |||    |    | ||| |   | || |
  @  @@@@ @  @ @@@    @    @ @@@ @   @ @@ @
      (Full)    P
|-----------7-------|----------------11-12--|
|------------10-7-7/|/12-----------12-------|
|-9^^^^^^^^^--------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------|


  |       |  |  |  |     |     |  |  |  |    |    |||| |   ||||
  @       @  @  @  @     @     @  @  @  @    @    @@@@ @   @@@@
    H  P       H  H        P  P     P  P
|-11-12-11---11-12-14-14-14-12-11-12-11----|-----------------7---|
|---------12----------------------------12-|-10---------/7-------|
|------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------------------------|---------------------|


  |  ||||  |     |   | |  |     |    | || | |     ||||
  @  @@@@  @     @   @ @  @     @    @ @@ @ @     @@@@
            H P                   P       P   P
|-10-9--7--7-9-7-----7--------|--------------------------|
|----------------10----10-7---|-10-7---7-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------9---9-7-9-7---7---7-|
|-----------------------------|------------------9-------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------|


  |    ||  | | |    | | | |     |    ||  | | |    | | | |
  @    @@  @ @ @    @ @ @ @     @    @@  @ @ @    @ @ @ @
 (Full)                        (Full)
|-----7-----------------------|-----7-----------------------|
|-----7-10-7---7--------------|-----7-10-7---7--------------|
|-9^^--------9---9-7-7------7-|-9^^--------9---9-7-7------7-|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|



  |    ||  | | |    | | | |      |      | | | |   |   | | | |
  @    @@  @ @ @    @ @ @ @      @      @ @ @ @   @   @ @ @ @
 (Full)
|-----7-----------------------|-/19--/20---/22---/24----------|
|-----7-10-7---7--------------|-------------------------------|
|-9^^--------9---9-7-7------7-|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|


  A chord diagramE5E5
  |      | |  |  |  |      | |  |  |    |      | |  |  |  |      | |  |  |
  @      @ @  @  @  @      @ @  @  @    @      @ @  @  @  @      @ @  @  @
    P  P              P  P                P  P              P  P
|-15-14-12----12-14-15-14-12----12-14-|-15-14-12----12-14-15-14-12----12-14-|
|----------15----------------15-------|----------15----------------15-------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|



  |     | | | |  |     | | | |     |     | | | |  |     | | | |
  @     @ @ @ @  @     @ @ @ @     @     @ @ @ @  @     @ @ @ @

|-15---14---12--------12---------|--------------------------------|
|----------------15--------15----|-14---12---14-------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------12======--------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


  A chord diagramB5B5
  |  | | | | |   | | | |    |    | | | |  |   | | | |
  @  @ @ @ @ @   @ @ @ @    @    @ @ @ @  @   @ @ @ @
 (Full) P     P      P        P      P     P     P
|------7-0-0-9-0-0-10-0-0-|-12-0-0-10-0-0-9-0-0-7-0-0-|
|----7--------------------|---------------------------|
|-9^----------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|

  |    | | | | |   | | | |      |   | | | | |   | | | |
  @    @ @ @ @ @   @ @ @ @      @   @ @ @ @ @   @ @ @ @

|-10---9---7--------7---------|----------------------------|
|--------------10-------10----|-9---7---9------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------7======\-------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|


  |  |||| |  ||||   |  |||| |  ||||   |  |||| |  ||||   |  |||| |  ||||
  @  @@@@ @  @@@@   @  @@@@ @  @@@@   @  @@@@ @  @@@@   @  @@@@ @  @@@@
   HH  HH  HH  HH    HH  HH  HH  HH    HH  HH  HH  HH    HH  HH  HH  HH
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-047-047-047-047-|
|-047-047-047-047-|-058-058-058-058-|-047-047-047-047-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                                      A chord diagramA5A5
  |  |||| |  ||||   |  |||| |  ||||   |   ||||  |   ||||
  @  @@@@ @  @@@@   @  @@@@ @  @@@@   @   @@@@  @   @@@@
   HH  HH  HH  HH    HH  HH  HH  HH   T PP T PP T PP T PP
|-058-058-058-058-|-047-047-047-047-|-1285-1285-1285-1285-|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|*-------------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|*-------------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|


  A chord diagramF5F5                    A chord diagramA#5A#5                   A chord diagramF#5F#5
  |   ||||  |   ||||    |   ||||  |   ||||    |   ||||  |   ||||
  @   @@@@  @   @@@@    @   @@@@  @   @@@@    @   @@@@  @   @@@@
  T PP T PP T PP T PP   T PP T PP T PP T PP   T PP T PP T PP T PP
|-1385-1385-1385-1385-|-1396-1396-1396-1396-|-1496-1496-1496-1496-|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|*-------------------*|*-------------------*|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|*-------------------*|*-------------------*|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|



  A chord diagramB5B5
  |    || | | |    || | |   |  |||| |  ||||   |  |||| |  ||||
  @    @@ @ @ @    @@ @ @   @  @@@@ @  @@@@   @  @@@@ @  @@@@
  T P P T P P T P P T P P    HH  HH  HH  HH    HH  HH  HH  HH
|-14107-14107-14107-14107-|-047-----047-----|-047-----047-----|
|-------------------------|-----047-----047-|-----047-----047-|
|*-----------------------*|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|*-----------------------*|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|



  |  |||| |  ||||   |  |||| |  ||||   |  |||| |  ||||   |  |||| |  ||||
  @  @@@@ @  @@@@   @  @@@@ @  @@@@   @  @@@@ @  @@@@   @  @@@@ @  @@@@
   HH  HH  HH  HH    HH  HH  HH  HH    HH  HH  HH  HH    HH  HH  HH  HH
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-047-----047-----|-047-----047-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----047-----047-|-----047-----047-|-047-----047-----|-047-----047-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----047-----047-|-----047-----047-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                                        A chord diagramE5E5
  |  |||| |  ||||   |  |||| |  ||||     |      | | |  |   |      | | |  |
  @  @@@@ @  @@@@   @  @@@@ @  @@@@     @      @ @ @  @   @      @ @ @  @
   HH  HH  HH  HH                         P  P     P  P     P  P     P  P
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------|----------------12-|-1514-0-0-1715-0-0-1514-0-0-1715-0-0-|
|-----------------|-------------/14---|-------------------------------------|
|-047-----047-----|-------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----047-----047-|-------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------|-7\----------------|-------------------------------------|


  |      | | |  |   |      | | |  |     |        |  | | |    |    ||| |
  @      @ @ @  @   @      @ @ @  @     @        @  @ @ @    @    @@@ @
    P  P    P  P    P  P    P  P
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-1514-0-0-1715-0-0-1514-0-0-1715-0-0-|-1514-0-1412-0-1210-0-109-0-97-0-|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|


                      A chord diagramB5B5
  |  ||||  |  ||||    |   |||| |    || ||    |    |||| |  ||||
  @  @@@@  @  @@@@    @   @@@@ @    @@ @@    @    @@@@ @  @@@@
                     (Full)      P                     (Full)
|-------------------|----------------------|------------10^====|
|-7-----------------|-10^------107---7-----|-------------------|
|-7-9-7---7---------|--------------9---9-7-|-9-7---7-----------|
|-------------------|----------------------|-----9-------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|-------------------|


  |   || || |       || | |    |    || | |  |  | | | |       (END SOLO)
  @   @@ @@ @       @@ @ @    @    @@ @ @  @  @ @ @ @
              H  P    H  P     H P   H P    ~~~~~~~~
|-9----12-------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------10-12-10-8-10-8-|-7-8-7-5-6-5--3========---|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|


*******Fast Riff 1 x 2 ( Note : Only repeat the first section )*******

On fourth repeat, Gtr 2 plays:

               P
|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|-/777-777-777-75--|
|----------------7-|
|------------------|


*******Fast Riff 2 x 4*******

*******Fast Riff 1 x 4*******


(Triplet feel - not strict time)

                             _________________________
                             |1,2,3.      |4.
                              H   H P
|------------------|----------------------|----------|
|------------------|----------------------|----------|
|------------------|---------------------*|----------|
|-----9---7-7------|-7-7------------------|-7--------|
|-----7---5-5------|-5-5---------5-7-5---*|-5---7----|
|-0-0--------------|---------5-7-------7--|-----5----|



    PM---|  PM-|  PM---|       h   h
              (Repeat 6 times)
|----------------------------|-----------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------|
|*--------------------------*|-----------------|
|---------------2--------3-2-|-------------2---|
|*2-2-2-2-5-2-2-0-2-2-2--1-0*|---------5---2---|
|-0-0-0-0-3-0-0---0-0-0------|-5---5---3---0---|       (END)






NOTES :
-------

	-   For the intro solo, use the left hand for all taps - The open
string is picked with the pick, then hammer on with your index finger,
then little finger for the highest note. This technique is also used in
the main solo as well.

	-   For the tapping part on the main solo, i find it easier to
use my middle finger rather than the pick edge (Since it is not too
fast)





There are probably a lot of mistakes in this transcription, any
corrections and/or additions would be gratefully received. Also the rest
of the lyrics would be a Bonus! Listen to the song to get the feel of
the rhythm (and lead parts!!) - It's difficult to convey the timing
accurately using this format.

		Happy Pickin's!
				Jon


Other stuff which may be coming soon (If i can be arsed to type it
out!!!):

	Metallica - Eye of the Beholder
		  - To Live is to Die
		  - Breadfan


	Megadeth  - Sweating Bullets
		  - This was my Life
		  - Countdown to Extinction
		  - High speed dirt (Does anyone know the 2nd half of
		    the 2nd solo ?)


	Sepultura - The Abyss

	Anthrax   - Got the time
ⓘ Guitar tab for 'Am I Evil' by Metallica, a thrash metal band formed in 1981 from Los Angeles, USA. Metallica is known for their angry metal music.

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