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Song: Black As Time
Band: Candlemass
Album: Psalms for the Dead
Tabbed by: TrollFaceJesus
E-mail: trollfacejesus@gmail.com


Hey everyone, this is my tab for this song, and I think it sounds pretty awesome.
All of the rhythm sections in the song are here, as well as the second guitar solo.
Hopefully everything in here is accurate, and you guys find this tab to be helpful!
If you have any comments, questions or corrections to point out, please feel free
to leave a message here, or to send me an email! :D



Tuning: C#



The Song begins with some lengthy (and very philosophical) dialogue, before going 
into the main riff:



Main Riff: (1:37)
=================

Riff 1 (Guitar 1)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| x4
|-------------------------------|----------------5---4----------|
|5\4-----4-------5\4-----4------|5\4-----4----------------------|
|3\2-0-0-2-------3\2-0-0-2------|3\2-0-0-2---------------3---2--|
     . .             . .             . .

Riff 1 (Guitar 2)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------3---2----------|
|-------------------------------|------------------------4---3--| x4
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|5\4-----4-------5\4-----4------|5\4-----4----------------------|
|3\2-0-0-2-------3\2-0-0-2------|3\2-0-0-2----------------------|
     . .             . .             . .




Verse I (1:56)
==============

Riff 1 x 4




Riff 2 (Guitar 1)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------5---4--|5------------------------------| x1
|----------------5---4----------|-------------------------------|
|--------5---4------------------|-------------------------------|
|3---2--------------------------|-------------------------------|


Riff 2 (Guitar 2)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------5---4--|5------------------------------|
|----------------4---3----------|-------------------------------| x1
|--------4---3------------------|-------------------------------|
|5---4--------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|




Chorus I (2:26)
===============

Riff 3 (Guitar 1 & 2)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| x4
|-------------------------------|7------------------------------|
|2-------4----------------------|5-------4---------------2------|
|0-------2-------3-2-1---2------|--------2-------3-2-3-2-----1--|
                 . . .                           . . . .



Riff 4 (Guitar 1 & 2)

|-----|
|-----|
|-----| x1
|--2--|
|--2--|
|--0--|




Bass Break (3:08)
=================

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------5---4------| x2
|2-------2----------------------|2-------2----------------------|
|------------2---3---2---1------|------------2---3--------------|




Solo I (3:18)
=============

Riff 5 (Rhythm)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------5---4------| x4
|2-------2----------------------|2-------2----------------------|
|------------2---3---2---1------|------------2---3--------------|
             .   .   .                       .   .




Solo II (3:36)
==============

Solo Part I (Lead)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| x1
|--------9---9---10--10--10--9--|10--9---7-/-10--9v-------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|


Riff 6a (Rhythm)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| x1
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------7-------8---8---8---7--|8---7---5---8---7--------------|
|0---0--------------------------|-------------------------------|
 .   .




Solo Part II (Lead)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e +  a  2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------| x1
|--------6---6---7---7---7---6--|7---6h7p6-----7---6tr7-----------|
|-------------------------------|---------h8----------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|


Riff 6b (Rhythm)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e +  a  2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------| x1
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|2-------7---7---8---8---8---7--|8---7-----5---8---7--------------|
|0------------------------------|---------------------------------|




Solo Part III (Lead)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| x1
|6\-----/9---9---10--9---10--9--|10p-9---7-/-10--9v-------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|


Riff 6b (Rhythm)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| x1
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|2-------7---7---8---8---8---7--|8---7---5---8---7--------------|
|0------------------------------|-------------------------------|




Solo Part IV (Lead)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------/7---7-/-8---8-/-10--12-|12p-10--12p-10-----------------|
|-------------------------------|----------------12v------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| x1
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|


Riff 6b (Rhythm)

 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| x1
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|2-------7---7---8---8---8---7--|8---7---5---8---7--------------|
|0------------------------------|-------------------------------|




Keyboard Solo (3:54)
====================

Riff 5 x 4

Riff 6b x 4




Next there is some more dialogue without any instruments, 
before going back into the main riff:




Main Riff (4:45)
================

Riff 1 x 4




Verse II (5:04)
===============

Riff 1 x 4

Riff 2 x 1




Chorus II (5:36)
================

Play "Riff 3" throughout the chorus and to the end of 
the song (or until your fingers fall off/explode.)



And that's it!



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

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| v   vibrato
| •   mute note
| +   harmonic
| b   bend
| pb  pre-bend
| br  bend release
| pbr pre-bend release
| brb bend release bend

************************************
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TrollFaceJesus wrote on February 14 2013, 04:10 pm, edited on March 16 2015, 02:32 am

I used to have a correction for this tab down here in the comments, but I recently made the appropriate changes to the tab itself, so I'm editing this comment. I hope you guys find this tab to be helpful! :D

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