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Metallica tabs for Creeping death (Ver. 2)

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  • Difficulty: Intermediate
Tempo = Fast Rock = 184 bpm.

       Intro
        (Ryth Fig 1)                 (end Ryth Fig 1)

 &-#---||----------------|---|-----------------|----||
 &-----||----------------|---|-----------------|----||
 &---4-||o-----------%---|---|-----------%-----|---o||
 &---4-||o-----------%-9-|-9-|-----------%-9-7-|-7-o||
 &-----||--------------9-|-9-|-------------9-7-|-7--||
 &-----||--0-0-0-0-0---7-|-7-|-0-0-0-0-0---7-5-|-5--||
                       ~~~~~                 ~~~~~
  w/Ryth Fig 1 (once)

||-------------------|-----------|------------------|----------||---------|
||-------------------|-----------|------------------|----------||---------|
||o-------------%----|-------%-}-|------------------|-----%-}-o||-}-------|
||o-------------%-9--|-9--9--%-}-|-----------%-9--7-|-7-7-%-}-o||-}-------|
||----------------10-|-10-10-----|-----------%-10-9-|-9-9------||---7-5-5-|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0------|-----------|-0-0-0-0-0--------|----------||---5-3-2-|
                  ~~~~~~~                         ~~~~~


 (Ryth Fig 3)                (end Ryt Fig 3)(Ryth Fig 4)      (end Ryth Fig 4)
                                         x8                                x4
||------------------|----------------------||-------------|------------------||
||------------------|----------------------||-------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|---------------------o||o------------|-----------------o||
||o-----2-----2---2-|-----2---------------o||o------------|-----------------o||
||------2-----2---2-|-----2---2-3-2-3-2-0--||-----5-----5-|------------------||
||--0-0---0-0---0---|-0-0---0--------------||-0-0-3-0-0-3-|-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2--||
                                    H P P

  You then play Ryth Fig 3 four times, and then continue.

 |---|---|---|---------|
 |---|---|---|---------|  The singing starts. Keep playing Ryth Fig 3
 |---|---|---|---4-6---|  until the singing stops (16 bars later) then
 |-2-|-2-|-2-|-2-4-6-4-|  start playing Ryth Fig 4 four times.
 |-2-|-2-|-2-|-2-2-4-4-|
 |-0-|-0-|-0-|-0-----2-|
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~


 Chorus

    A chord diagramE5E5         A chord diagramC5C5 A chord diagramD5D5        A chord diagramF5F5                         A chord diagramG5G5                   @

 ||---|-------------|---|------|---|-------------|---------|---|-------------|
 ||---|-------------|---|------|---|-------------|---------|---|-------------|
 ||-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-/10-12-|-7-|-7-------5-7-|
 ||-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-/10-12-|-7-|-7-------5-7-|
 ||-7-|-7-------3-5-|-5-|-5/8--|-7-|-7-------3-5-|-/8--10-|-5-|-9-------3-5-|
 ||---|---0-0-0-----|---|------|---|---0-0-0-----|---------|---|---0-0-0-----|
    ~~~~~         ~~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~         ~~~~~    ~~~~~~~~~~         ~~~


                                             w/Ryth Fig 3 (twice)

 ---|------|---|-------------|---|---------|---||
 ---|------|---|-------------|---|---------|---|| Go back up to the part where
 -7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7-4-6-4-|-4-|| the singing starts
 -7-|-7/10-|-9-|-9-------5-7-|-7-|-7-4-6-4-|-4-||
 -5-|-5/8--|-7-|-7-------3-5-|-5-|-5-2-4-2-|-2-||
 ---|------|---|---0-0-0-----|---|---------|---||
 ~~~~~~      ~~~~~         ~~~~~~~~~     ~~~~~


Lotsa solo stuff. Damned fast, but not hard. Usual pentatonic minor soloing.
People, this is the end of the solo. I think it ? s the kewlest sounding part, so
thats I bothered to figure out. Listen to the CD, and this is exactly how it sounds.
I ? d say this is the last 30 seconds the solo. Right when James is going into the
routine chorus progression.


(End of solo)        (bend and release)
|-----------------------------------------------------------12--12-14-15-17-|
|---------------10-----------------------------10--12-13-15-----------------|
|--9----9-11-12----12--11^12^11--------9-11-12------------------------------|
|--------------------------------12-----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--15-14-12--17---17-19--20---19--17--15--15r14r12-15r14r12-15r14r12-15r14r12|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|15r14r12-15r14r12-15r14r12-15r14r12-17r15r14-17r15r14-17r15r14-17r15r14-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|17r15r14-17r15r14-17r15r14-17r15r14-19r17r15-19r17r15-19r17r15-19r17r15-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(bend and hold)
|20r17r15-20r17r15-20r17r15-20r17r15--22^24---24---24---|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
If you ? re like me, and don ? t have 24 frets on your guitar, then you ? ll have
an awful lot of hard bending to do from the 21st. I play a Stratocaster. I have no idea
Kirk plays this with.


Bridge
 (Half Time Feel)

 (This is the "Die, by my hands..." part)

 Each chord is a half note, except the A chord diagramE MajorE which is 4 quarter notes using only
the bottom string. The progression is like this:

 A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramF5F5 A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramE5E5 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramG5G5 A chord diagramF5F5 (x3)

 Then it ? s Ryth Fig 3 for 6 bars. On the sixth bar, another gutair plays the
following:

  |-----------|
  |-----------|  Go back to where the singing originally started. Play it
  |-[~3~]-7--|  through with the third verse, and when you hit the @ sign,
  |-2-3-5-7-|  go to this next part.
  |-2-3-5-5-|
  |-0-1-3----|


 Ryth Fig 9

 -----------------|-------|-------------------|-------||
 -----------------|-------|-------------------|-------||
 -----------------|-------|-------------------|-------||
 -----2-----2---2-|-2-2-2-|-----2-----2-----3-|-3-0-0-||
 -----2-----2---2-|-2-2-2-|-----2-----2-----3-|-3-0-0-||
 -0-0---0-0---0---|-------|-0-0---0-0---0-0---|-------||
                ~~~~~                       ~~~~~

  (Following Can be played by 2 guitars, one high, one low, but one can do it)


  w/Ryth Fig 9

       /                                      x3
 ||---/----------|----|------/---------|------||
 ||--15--15-13-12-|-12-|-12-12--12----13-|-13---||
 ||o-14--14-12-11-|-11-|-11-11--11-14-12-|-12--o||
 ||o--------------|----|-----------14----|-----o||
 ||---------------|----|-----------------|------||
 ||---------------|----|-----------------|------||
             ~~~~~~~~~~~~           ~~~~~~~

                                                                     x3
 --------------|---|-----------|---||------------|---|-----------|----||
 --------------|---|-----------|---||------------|---|-----------|----||
 -----9--7-5-4-|-4-|-4-5-4---5-|-5-||o-5-9-5-7-4-|-4-|-4-5-4---4-|-4-o||
 -----9--7-5-4-|-4-|-4-5-4---5-|-5-||o-5-9-5-7-4-|-4-|-4-5-4---4-|-4-o||
 -----7--5-3-2-|-2-|-2-3-2-0-3-|-3-||--3-7-3-5-2-|-2-|-2-3-2-0-2-|-2--||
 -0-0----------|---|-----------|---||------------|---|-----------|----||
             ~~~~~~~~~       ~~~~~~~~~~~     ~~~~~~~~~         ~~~~~

           Something for 4 bars... Probably one of the above riffs.

  Ryth Fig 2 (twice) Then it ? s free time.

  Then it ? s 4 chords, with a slight retard:

  -----|-----|---|
  -----|-----|---|
  -*---|-----|---|
  -*---|-----|-2-|
  ---7-|-5-5-|-2-|
  ---5-|-3-2-|-0-|
              Trill

  Now, in the Exact same bar where the A chord diagramE5E5 Trill starts, this scale starts, with
 two guitars.

   |-------------|-------------|-14-15--14----|-------------|----------|----|
   |-------------|-------16-17-|--7--8---7-17-|-16----------|----------|----|
   |----------14-|-16-17--8--9-|------------9-|--8-17-16-14-|----------|----|
   |-14-16-17--7-|--9-10-------|--------------|----10--9--7-|-17-16-14-|-14-|
   |--7--9-10----|-------------|--------------|-------------|-10--9--7-|--7-|
   |-------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|----------|----|
                                 ~~~~~                ~~~~~   ~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                     H                    H       P  P

  And of course, it ends with 2 hard A chord diagramE5E5 chords, and a slide to nothing.

 % = Quarter Rest      O = Whole Note   / = Quarter Note     = Thirty-Second
 } = Full Rest         o = Half Note    | = Sixteenth

 -||--    --||-                               ---|---|
 -||--    --||-   This is the repeat          ---|---| A chord diagramA augmentedA tied note. You only
 -||o-    -o||-   loop. It is repeated        ---|---| play it once, and hold
 -||o-    -o||-   1 time (x1) unless          -2-|-2-| it.
 -||--    --||-   otherwise marked at         -2-|-2-|
 -||--    --||-   the top.                    -0-|-0-|
  begin    end                                 ~~~~~


 ---              ---        ---         ---         ---/---
 ---              ---        ---         ---         --/---- Bend up
 -%- Quarter      -}- Full   -*- 1 Beat  -*- 2 Beat  -12--12- a full note
 -%- Rest         -}- Rest   ---  Rest   -*-  Rest   --------
 ---              ---        ---         ---         --------
 ---              ---        ---         ---         --------

 --------|
 ---/---| Bend up
 -12--12-| a half note
 --------|
 --------|
 --------|

Creeping Death tab

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