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                       BLACKENED - Metallica - 1988 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: McNuggets100
Email: mcnuggets100@optusnet.com.au

Tuning: Standard (eBGDAE)

This is a great song. I reckon Metallica's 5th best, after
Master of Puppets, One, Fade to Black & Enter Sandman.
The Main Riff is very fast picked and the open E is barely
audible. I have not marked the palm-mutes, but it is pretty 
obvious where they are. The solo is super hard and you almost
need to as good as Kirk to play it ;) The main reason I tabbed
this song is because I checked almost EVERY tab of Blackened on
this AND other sites and the tabs were fairly inaccurate and
corner-cut. I know mine is THE BEST Blackened tab. Please rate.

Intro:
e|............14-15-17-18-17-15--15-17-15--15----2-3-5-6-5-3--3-5-3--3-----|
B|............12-17-19-20-19-17--17-19-17--17--4-4-5-7-8-7-5--5-7-5--5-----|
G|---------------------------------------------4---------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------4-5-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------4-5-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------2-3-|

e|-7-3-5-6-5-3--3-5-3--3----------------------------------------------|
B|-4-5-7-8-7-5--5-7-5--5-----4-5-7-8-7-5--5-7-5--5--------------------|
G|-------------------------4--------------------------3---------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------3-------------2-|
A|----------------------------------------------------1-------2-2---2-|
E|------------------------------------------------------0-2-3-----3-0-|

Riff 1:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------3---------------| X3
D|-------------------------8--------------------3-------------2-|
A|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7---7---7---7-8-7--1-------2-2---2-|
E|-0---0---0-------0---0--(7)--0---0---0----------0-2-3-----3-0-|
                     (Only 2nd Time)
Riff 2:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------3-------------------3-----------------|
D|------------------------------3-------------2-2---3-------------2-2-|
A|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7--1-------2-2---2-2---1-------2-2---2-2-|
E|-0---0---0-------0---0---7------0-2-3-----3-0-0-----0-2-3-----3-0-0-|

Riff 3:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------3---------------| X4
D|-------------------------8--------------------3-------------2-|
A|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7---7---7---7-8-7--1-------2-2---2-|
E|-0---0---0-------0---0--(7)--0---0---0----------0-2-3-----3-0-|
                 (Only 2nd & 4th Time)

Verse 1:
e|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
B|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
G|---------------------------| X7   |--------------------------| X1
D|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-1-2-2-2-1----|      |--5-5-5-5-5-5-1-5-5-2-1---|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-----3--|      |--3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-----3-|

e|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
B|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
G|---------------------------| X3   |--------------------------| X1
D|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-1-2-2-2-1----|      |--5-5-5-5-5-5-1-5-5-2-1---|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-----3--|      |--3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-----3-|

Pre Chorus:
e|-----------------------------||----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------||----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------||------------------3---------------| X1.5
D|-------------------------8---||------------------3-------------2-|
A|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7-||---7---7---7-8-7--1-------2-2---2-|
E|-0---0---0-------0---0--(7)--||-0---0---0----------0-2-3-----3-0-|
                     (Only 2nd Time)

1st Chorus:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9-----7----5--------------------------7-----5-5-5----------------|
D|-2-2-2-2-9-----7----5----4---555--555--2-------7-----5-5-5-4~~--5-----4-4-|
A|-2-2-2-2-7-----5----3----4---555--555--2-------5-----3-3-3-4~~--5-----4-4-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-2---333--333--0---0-0---0-0-------2~~--3-0-0-2-2-|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------3---------------| X1
D|-------------------------8--------------------3-------------2-|
A|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7---7---7---7-8-7--1-------2-2---2-|
E|-0---0---0-------0---0-------0---0---0----------0-2-3-----3-0-|

Verse 2:
e|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
B|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
G|---------------------------| X3   |--------------------------| X1
D|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-1-2-2-2-1----|      |--5-5-5-5-5-5-1-5-5-2-1---|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-----3--|      |--3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-----3-|

e|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
B|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
G|---------------------------| X3   |--------------------------| X1
D|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-1-2-2-2-1----|      |--5-5-5-5-5-5-1-5-5-2-1---|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-----3--|      |--3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-----3-|

Pre Chorus:
e|-----------------------------||----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------||----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------||------------------3---------------| X1.5
D|-------------------------8---||------------------3-------------2-|
A|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7-||---7---7---7-8-7--1-------2-2---2-|
E|-0---0---0-------0---0--(7)--||-0---0---0----------0-2-3-----3-0-|
                     (Only 2nd Time)

2nd Chorus:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9-----7----5--------------------------7-----5-5-5----------------|
D|-2-2-2-2-9-----7----5----4---555--555--2-------7-----5-5-5-4~~--5-----4-4-|
A|-2-2-2-2-7-----5----3----4---555--555--2-------5-----3-3-3-4~~--5-----4-4-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-2---333--333--0---0-0---0-0-------2~~--3-0-0-2-2-|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-5-----4-4---3-3----2~~~~|
A|-5-----4-4---3-3----2~~~~|
E|-3-0-0-2-2---1-1----0~~~~|

Riff 4:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------3-------------------------------8----| X4
D|--------2---------2-----2---------------2---------8-8-8----|
A|----0-1-------------1---------------0-1-----------8-8-6----|
E|--0-------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-6-6------|

Riff 5:
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| X2
D|--2-2---------2-2---------2-2---------2-1----|
A|--2-2---------2-2---------2-2---------2-1----|
E|------0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0--------|
      
Riff 6:
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------| X1
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|----3-4---------4-4---------4-4---------4-3----|
E|--0-1-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1----|

Riff 7:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------3-------------------------------8----| X4
D|--------2---------2-----2---------------2---------8-8-8----|
A|----0-1-------------1---------------0-1-----------8-8-6----|
E|--0-------0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-6-6------|

Riff 8:
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------| X1
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|----3-4---------4-4---------4-4---------4-3----|
E|--0-1-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1----|

Solo:
e|----------------------------------------------\
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|------7-9-------7-9-------7-9--10/7--9h10p9---|
A|-10/7-9-10-10/7-9-10-10/7-9-10------10h12p10--|
E|----------------------------------------------\
                                                 \ X2
e|------------------------------------------------\
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------7-9-------7-9--11--9h11p9-------|
D|------7-9-------9-10-10/7-9-10-12-10h12p10-9--7-|
A|-10/7-9-10-10/7----------------------------10-9-|
E|------------------------------------------------/

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------7-8----7-8-10-8h10p8-7-|
G|------7-9-------7-9-------7-9--11--9h11p9-------7-9-------7-9-9--7-9-11-9h11p9-7-|
D|-10/7-9-10-10/7-9-10-10/7-9-10-12-10h12p10-10/7-9-10-10/7-----10-----------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------7--------7-8--7h8p7----------|
B|-------7-8----7-8----7-8-10-8h10p8----7-8----10/7-8-8-10/7-8-10-8h10p8-8-10/7--|
G|-9--9--7-9-9--7-9-9--7-9-11-9h11p9-9--7-9-9---------9------------------9-------|
D|-10-10-----10-----10---------------10-----10-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------7-8-8-7----7---------------------------------|
B|-8---7-8---7-8---7-8---7-8---7---------10---10-8-10-8-7-8-7---7-------------|
G|-9/9-----9-----9-----9-----9--------------------------------9---9-7-9-7-6-7-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------7-9-7h9p7----7-9-10-12-12-10-9-7----7-|
B|--------------------7-8-7h8p7---7-8-11-----------11---------------------11---|
G|6-----6h7p6---6-7-9-----------9----------------------------------------------|
D|--7-9-------9----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-9-10-12-9--t19p12-t19p10-t19p10p9-t18p10-t18p8-t18p8p7--------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------t17p8-t17p7-t17p7p5-|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-t17p8-t17p7-t17p7p5-t17p8p7-t17p8p7-t17p8p7p5\3/5-|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-12^-12^-12^-p10-12-10h12p10-9-10-9-10-9-7-6-19^-19^--18-15-14-15-15p14-|
B|-10^-10^-10^-p8--10--8h10p8--7-8--7-8--7-----17^-17^--16-13-12-13-13p12-|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----15p14----12-14-18-14-12-18-14-12-18-14-12-18-14-12-18-14-12-18-14-12-|
B|-17-13p12-15-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-14-------12-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-18-14-12-18-14-12-18-14-12-18-14-12-19----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------5--5-5-5---4-4--5--5-5-5---4-4--|
A|-----------------------------------------5--5-5-5---4-4--5--5-5-5---4-4--|
E|-----------------------------------------3--3-3-3-0-2-2--3--3-3-3-0-2-2--|

e|--------------19-24-22-20-19-23-21-19-17-20-19-17-15-19-17-15-14-14-17-|
B|-------13^-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------13^-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-3-3-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3-3-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-1-1-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-17p15-14-12-11-12-15-14-12-10-9-10-9-10-14-12-10-9-8-9-12-10-8-7---------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------10^-10^-|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12p10-8-7---7-8-7---7-----------7---------0---0---------0-\/\/\--12------|
G|-----------9-------9---9-7-9---7---9-7---9---7---2----------------12------|
D|---------------------------------------9-----------4-2-0----------12------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------7h8p7----7-8-8h10h12-12-10-8-7--|
B|----------------------------7-8-7---7-8-10-------10------------------------|
G|-7h9-7----5h7-5-4-5-4----/9-------9----------------------------------------|
D|-------10-------------4----------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------7--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------10p8-7--5////------------------------------------------|
G|-9-7--7-5------------5////--12p0-12p0-12p0-12p0-12p0-12p0-11p0-11p0-|
D|-9-7--7-5-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9p0-9p0-9p0-9p0-9p0-9p0-9p0-9p0-16p0-16p0-16p0-16p0-16p0-16p0-14p0-14p0-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-12p0-12p0-12p0-12p0-12p0-12p0-12p0-12p0-2p0-2p0-2h4p0-4p0-5p0-5p0-4p0-4p0--|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-5p0-5p0-7p0-7p0-9p0-9p0-9p0-9p0-5^-\/\/\/\/\--|
D|---------------------------------5^-\/\/\/\/\--|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Riff 9:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------3---------------| X4
D|-------------------------8--------------------3-------------2-|
A|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7---7---7---7-8-7--1-------2-2---2-|
E|-0---0---0-------0---0--(7)--0---0---0----------0-2-3-----3-0-|
                 (Only 2nd & 4th Time)

Verse 3:
e|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
B|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
G|---------------------------| X3   |--------------------------| X1
D|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-1-2-2-2-1----|      |--5-5-5-5-5-5-1-5-5-2-1---|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-----3--|      |--3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-----3-|

e|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
B|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
G|---------------------------| X3   |--------------------------| X1
D|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-1-2-2-2-1----|      |--5-5-5-5-5-5-1-5-5-2-1---|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-----3--|      |--3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-----3-|

Pre Chorus:
e|-----------------------------||----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------||----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------||------------------3---------------| X1.5
D|-------------------------8---||------------------3-------------2-|
A|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7-||---7---7---7-8-7--1-------2-2---2-|
E|-0---0---0-------0---0--(7)--||-0---0---0----------0-2-3-----3-0-|
                     (Only 2nd Time)

3rd Chorus:
e|----------|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------|-9-----7----5--------------------------7-----5-5-5----------------| X2
D|-2-2-2-2--|-9-----7----5----4---555--555--2-------7-----5-5-5-4~~--5-----4-4-|
A|-2-2-2-2--|-7-----5----3----4---555--555--2-------5-----3-3-3-4~~--5-----4-4-|
E|-0-0-0-0--|-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-2---333--333--0---0-0---0-0-------2~~--3-0-0-2-2-|
(Only 1st Time)
                           Outro:
e|-----------------|       |--------------------------------|
B|-----------------|       |--------------------------------|
G|-----------------|       |---------------------------9----|
D|-5-----4-4---3-3-|       |---------------------------9----|
A|-5-----4-4---3-3-|       |---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7----|
E|-3-0-0-2-2---1-1-|       |-0---0---0-------0---0---7-0----|


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  let ring
| +  harmonic
| x  mute note
| t  tap
| ^  bend
===============================================================================
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c0ld_3mphasis05 wrote on July 22 2006, 10:47 pm

Good job on the tapping, nobody seem to get it right

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beanie86 wrote on August 8 2006, 12:16 pm

unf*%#@!g believable. good work. have a cold beer for that one.

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_RATM_ wrote on August 17 2006, 01:59 pm

amazing thanks a ton

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