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"What Color Is Death" (3:19) from the album "When The Kite String Pops" - Acid Bath
Released August 8, 1994. 

It seems like this is easily Acid Bath's most technical song. I've tried to pick
it apart as accurately as I can. The solo is somewhat hard to make out due to the
heavy wah but I think I got it pretty close. -AE

Quick note: all symbols are explained at the bottom, however: notes in parentheses
are artificial/pinch harmonics [example: (7)]. For the section with wah, // means
open wah, and \\ means closed wah. / means slide up; \ means slide down. ~ means
vibrato. Have fun! 

[Intro]
(0:00) (Guitar 1, left side)
C |----|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------|
G |----|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------|
D#|----|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------|
A#|----|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------|
F |-2--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------|
C |-0--|-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1~-|-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1~-|-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-3b-| 
     PM  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *      * * * * * * * * * * * * * *      * * * * * * * * 

(0:00) (Guitar 2, right side)
C |--------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------|
G |--------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------|
D#|--------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------|
A#|-2~/-9~-|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------|
F |--------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------------------|
C |--------|-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1~-|-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1~-|-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-3b-| 
         PM  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *      * * * * * * * * * * * * * *      * * * * * * * * 

[Verse]
(0:07) (Both guitars)
C |--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F |--------------------------------|-----------------4-4---3-3---2h1-|
C |-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-3~-|-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-----0-----0-----| (x2)
PM  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *      * * * * * * * *     *     *   

 
[Chorus]
(0:14) (Guitar 1, left side)
C |--------------------------------|      |--------------------|
G |--------------------------------|      |--------------------|
D#|--------------------------------|      |--------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|      |--------------------|
F |--------------------------------|      |--------------------|
C |-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1~-| (x3) |-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-3b-|
PM  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *             * * * * * * * *    

(0:14) (Guitar 2, right side)
C |---------------------------------|      |--------------------|
G |---------------------------------|      |--------------------|
D#|---------------------------------|      |--------------------|
A#|-----------------------------(7)-|      |--------------------|
F |-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7-----|      |-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7----|
C |---------------------------------| (x3) |-----------------3b-|
PM  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *              * * * * * * * *   

[Verse 2]
(0:21) (Both guitars)
C |--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D#|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F |--------------------------------|-----------------4-4---3-3---2h1-|
C |-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-3~-|-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-----0-----0-----| (x2)
PM  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *      * * * * * * * *     *     *   

[Chorus 2]
(0:28) (Guitar 1, left side)
C |--------------------------------|      |--------------------|
G |--------------------------------|      |--------------------|
D#|--------------------------------|      |--------------------|
A#|--------------------------------|      |--------------------|
F |--------------------------------|      |--------------------|
C |-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1~-| (x3) |-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-3b-|
PM  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *             * * * * * * * *    

(0:28) (Guitar 2, right side)
C |---------------------------------|      |--------------------|
G |---------------------------------|      |--------------------|
D#|---------------------------------|      |--------------------|
A#|-----------------------------(7)-|      |--------------------|
F |-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7-----|      |-8-7-8-7-8-7-8-7----|
C |---------------------------------| (x3) |-----------------3b-|
PM  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *              * * * * * * * *   

[Bridge]
(0:36) (both guitars)
C |-----------------|-----------------|
G |-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---------5-------|---------3-------|
F |-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-2-4-3-|
C |-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-| 
 PM * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *

(0:39) (Guitar 1, left side)
C |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---------5-------|---------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|
F |-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-2-4-3-|---------3-------|---------1-------|
C |-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-|-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-| 
 PM * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *

(0:39) (Guitar 2, right side) This part is kinda hard to hear, but it is there.
C |-----------------|-----------------|--------|--------|
G |-----------------|-----------------|--------|--------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|--------|--------|
A#|---------5-------|---------3-------|--------|--------|
F |-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-2-4-3-|-2~--2/-|-5~-4~\-|
C |-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-|--------|--------| 
 PM * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *

(0:45) (Guitar 1, left side)
C |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---------5-------|---------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|
F |-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-2-4-3-|---------3-------|---------1-------|
C |-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-|-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-| 
 PM * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *

(0:45) (Guitar 2, right side) 
C |-----------------|-----------------|--------|--------|
G |-----------------|-----------------|--------|--------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|--------|--------|
A#|---------5-------|---------3-------|--------|--------|
F |-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-2-4-3-|-2~--2/-|-5~-4~\-|
C |-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-|--------|--------| 
 PM * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *

(0:51) (both guitars)
C |-----------------|-----------------|
G |-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---------5-------|---------3-------|
F |-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-2-4-3-|
C |-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-| (x2)
 PM * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *

[Switch to 3/4 time]
(0:58) (both guitars)
C |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
G |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
D#|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
A#|-----------6---------|-----------6---------|-----------6---------|-----------------|
F |-5---------4---------|-5---------4---------|-5---------4---------|-5---------4-----|
C |-3-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-0-0---3-0-|
 PM   * * * *   * * * *     * * * *   * * * *     * * * *   * * * *     * * * * 

C |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------|
G |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------|
D#|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------|
A#|-----------4---------|-----------4---------|-----------4---------|-------------|
F |-3---------2---------|-3---------2---------|-3---------2---------|-3-2-3-4-3-4-|
C |-1-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-1-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-1-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-1-0-1-2-1-2-|
 PM   * * * *   * * * *     * * * *   * * * *     * * * *   * * * *   * * * * * *

(1:09) (both guitars)
C |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
G |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
D#|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
A#|-----------6---------|-----------6---------|-----------6---------|-----------------|
F |-5---------4---------|-5---------4---------|-5---------4---------|-5---------4-----|
C |-3-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-0-0---3-0-|
 PM   * * * *   * * * *     * * * *   * * * *     * * * *   * * * *     * * * * 

C |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------|
G |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------|
D#|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------|
A#|-----------4---------|-----------4---------|-----------4---------|-------------|
F |-3---------2---------|-3---------2---------|-3---------2---------|-3-2-3-4-3-4-|
C |-1-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-1-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-1-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-1-0-1-2-1-2-|
 PM   * * * *   * * * *     * * * *   * * * *     * * * *   * * * *   * * * * * *

[Solo]
(1:21) (both guitars)
C |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
G |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
D#|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
A#|-----------6---------|-----------6---------|-----------6---------|-----------------|
F |-5---------4---------|-5---------4---------|-5---------4---------|-5---------4-----|
C |-3-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-0-0---3-0-|
 PM   * * * *   * * * *     * * * *   * * * *     * * * *   * * * *     * * * * 

C |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------|
G |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------|
D#|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------|
A#|-----------4---------|-----------4---------|-----------4---------|-------------|
F |-3---------2---------|-3---------2---------|-3---------2---------|-3-2-3-4-3-4-|
C |-1-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-1-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-1-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-1-0-1-2-1-2-|
 PM   * * * *   * * * *     * * * *   * * * *     * * * *   * * * *   * * * * * *

^ repeat this section twice under the solo.

(1:21) (Lead 1, left side) 
wah \\ //    \\  // \\ //    \\//
C |---------|---------|-------|-------|
G |---------|---------|-12~---|-13~-\-|
D#|-----12~-|-----12~-|-------|-------|
A#|-12~-----|-12~-----|-------|-------|
F |---------|---------|-------|-------|
C |---------|---------|-------|-------|

(1:26) (Lead 2, right side) 
wah \\   //                \\    //                  \\     //                \\    //
C |-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
A#|-17h14-14h16h14-14h17h14-17h14-14h16h16-14h17h14-|-17h14-14h16h14-14h17h14-17h14-14h16h16-14h17h14-|
F |-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

wah //        \\          //          \\      //
C |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
G |-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
D#|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A#|-------------------------|-------------------------|
F |-------------------------|-------------------------|
C |-------------------------|-------------------------|
^For that last bar, take your pick and frantically jab the strings against the frets.


(1:32) (Lead 1, left side) 
wah // \\//  \\  //\\//\\  //   \\
C |-------------|---------|------|
G |-------------|---------|------|
D#|-16~--|-14~--|-17~-12~-|------|
A#|------|------|---------|-14~--|
F |-14~--|-12~--|-15~-10~-|-14~--|
C |------|------|---------|------|

(1:37) (Lead 2, right side)
wah\\//\\//\\// \\//\\ //\\//\\  //\\//  \\
C |---------|---------|---------|----------|
G |---------|---------|---------|----------|
D#|---------|---------|---------|----------|
A#|-15~-14~-|-18~-17~-|-15~-14~-|----------|
F |---------|---------|---------|-18~-17~\-|
C |---------|---------|---------|----------|

[Back to 4/4 time]
(1:43) (Both guitars)
C |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
C |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

C |---------------------------------|--------------------|
G |---------------------------------|--------------------|
D#|---------------------------------|--------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|--------------------|
F |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2b-|
C |---------------------------------|--------------------|

(1:43) (Lead 2, right side)
wah \\               //                  \\                  //             \\  
C |-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G |-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D#|-----------------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-----------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A#|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------|
F |-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C |-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   \\                //                   \\                   //   
C |-----------------------------------------|--------------------|
G |-----------------------------------------|--------------------|
D#|-----------------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|--------------------|
A#|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9b-|
F |-----------------------------------------|--------------------|
C |-----------------------------------------|--------------------|

(1:49) (Both guitars)
C |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
C |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

C |---------------------------------|--------------------|
G |---------------------------------|--------------------|
D#|---------------------------------|--------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|--------------------|
F |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2b-|
C |---------------------------------|--------------------| (x2)

(2:01) (Both guitars)
C |-------------|------------|-------------|-----------------|
G |-------------|------------|-------------|-----------------|
D#|-------------|------------|-------------|-----------------|
A#|----------10-|----------8-|----------10-|---------4-5-----|
F |-7-7-7-7--8--|-7-7-7-7--6-|-7-7-7-7--8--|-7-7-7-7-2-3-5-4-|
C |-5-5-5-5-----|-5-5-5-5--6-|-5-5-5-5-----|-5-5-5-5-----3-2-| (x4)
 PM * * * *       * * * *      * * * *       * * * * * * * *

(2:25) (both guitars)
C |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|
A#|---------5-------|---------3-------|---------5-------|---------------|
F |-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-2-4-3-|-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3--(1~)-|
C |-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-|-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1-------|
 PM * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *   * * * *
                     
(2:31) (both guitars)
C |-----------------|-----------------|
G |-----------------|-----------------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|
A#|---------5-------|---------3-------|
F |-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-2-4-3-|
C |-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-| (x2)
 PM * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *

(2:37) (Both guitars)
C |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
C |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

C |---------------------------------|--------------------|---|
G |---------------------------------|--------------------|---|
D#|---------------------------------|--------------------|---|
A#|---------------------------------|--------------------|---|
F |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2b-|-2-|
C |---------------------------------|--------------------|-0-|

[Tempo change]
(2:44) (both guitars)
C |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|
A#|---------5-------|---------3-------|---------5-------|---------3-|
F |-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-2-4-3-|-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-|
C |-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-|-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---| 
 PM * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *   * * * *

C |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|-----|
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|-----|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|-----|
A#|---------5-------|---------3-------|---------5-------|---------3-|-3-3-|
F |-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-2-4-3-|-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-|-1-1-|
C |-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-|-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---|-----|
 PM * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *   * * * *

(3:01) (both guitars)
C |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|
A#|---------5-------|---------3-------|---------5-------|---------3-|
F |-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-2-4-3-|-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-|
C |-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-|-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---| 
 PM * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *   * * * *

C |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|-----|---|
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|-----|---|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|-----|---|
A#|---------5-------|---------3-------|---------5-------|---------3-|-3-3-|---|
F |-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-2-4-3-|-2-5-4-3-3-6-5-4-|-2-5-4-3-1-|-1-1-|-2-|
C |-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---0-2-1-|-0-3-2-1---4-3-2-|-0-3-2-1---|-----|-0-|
 PM * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *   * * * *   * * *   * * * *


************************************

| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| b   Bend
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| //  Wah open
| \\  Wah closed
| ~   Vibrato
| PM  Palm mute
| ()  Artificial/pinch harmonic

************************************

            
            
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