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Artist:  Fear Factory
Song:  "Shock"
Album:  "Obsolete"
Label:  Roadrunner Records, copyright 1998, (The All-Blacks B.V.)

Nihilistic Automaton:  Burton C. Bell
Hypercharged Detonator:  Dino Cazares
Substatic Intensifier:  Christian Olde Wolbers
Automodulated Groove Injector:  Raymond Herrera

Thanks a lot to Yani and Ray for giving me the opportunity to do this.

My name is Dimitrije Kostic and any questions about this tab or any 
others in the Fear Factory Tablature Archive can be emailed to me at
                martyr@fearfactory.com
I will gladly investigate any possible errors in any tablature on this site.

--------------------------------------------------------------

This is my favorite song off the new album, by far.  It's very catchy 
and memorable, and also reminds me a lot of the Demanufacture album.  
It's also a tremendous strain on your wrist, but practice makes that 
easier.  

The best way to play this song is with Demanufacture in mind.  
Therefore, try to downstroke wherever possible.  For example, try Riffs 
C and D with downstrokes only (although you could use upstrokes and 
downstrokes).  It will contribute a lot more to the harsh, rythmic 
attitude of the song.

Similar cases are Riffs K and L.  Although you must use a little palm 
muting, be sure that the notes to resonate a little.  Also, you should 
try to downstroke those parts.  Downstroking and upstroking on riffs 
like those are textbook errors of guitar playing.  Have fun!

Tune all strings down a perfect fifth (A, D, G, C, E, A)

LEGEND:
        
        *    -- palm-mute 
        H    -- hit-on
        P    -- pull-off
        ~~~~ -- vibrato
        A.H. -- Artificial Harmonic
        N.H. -- Natural Harmonic
	  /    -- slide up
	  \	 -- slide down
	  X    -- lay fingers on strings to cause a "thud"; a "dead note"

fairly fast speed

Intro:  synthesized drum effects

Riff A

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-32--2222232--22222323232--2222232--22222323232--|
  **  *******  ***********  *******  ***********

|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-2222232--22222323232--2222232--22233333333--|
  *******  ***********  *******  ***********

Riff B

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-32--2222232--22222323232--2222232--22222323232--|
  **  *******  ***********  *******  ***********

|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-2222232--22222323232--2222232--2222232--|
  *******  ***********  *******  *******

Riff C

Played under Burton shouting "SHOCK!"
Use very light palm-muting here

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-2---2-2-2-3-2---2---2-3-2-3-2--2-2---2-2-2-3-2---2-2-2-3-2-3-2--|
  * *   * * * * *   *   * * * * *  * *   * * * * *   * * * * * * * 

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|-2-2---2-2-2-3-2---2---2-3-2-3-2--3-4---5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
  * *   * * * * *   *   * * * * *  * *   * *   * * * * * * * * * *

Riff D

Played under Burton shouting "SHOCK!"
Use very light palm-muting here

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-2---2-2-2-3-2---2---2-3-2-3-2--2-2---2-2-2-3-2---2-2-2-3-2-3-2--|
  * *   * * * * *   *   * * * * *  * *   * * * * *   * * * * * * * 

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------4-4---444-4-4---444-4-4--|
|-2-2---2-2-2-3-2---2---2-3-2-3-2--3-4---5-5---555-5-5---555-5-5--|
  * *   * * * * *   *   * * * * *  * *   * *   *** * *   *** * *

Riff E

|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-2---222-2-2---222-2-333-333--2---222-2-2---222-2-333-333--|
      *** *     *** * *** ***      *** *     *** * *** ***

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------4-------444-444-444-444--|
|-2---222-2-2---222-2-333-333--5-5555--555-555-555-555--|
      *** *     *** * *** ***  * ****  *** *** *** ***

Riff F

"I have become a..." etc.

                             P
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------/9----\8--|
|-------------------------------/9----\8--|
|-4-----5-----7-----4-----------/7----\6--|
|-2-0-0-3-0-0-5-0-0-2-0-3-3-2-0-----------|
    * *   * *   * *   * 

                             P
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------/7----\4--|
|-------------------------------/7----\4--|
|-4-----5-----7-----4-----------/5----\2--|
|-2-0-0-3-0-0-5-0-0-2-0-3-3-2-0-----------|
    * *   * *   * *   *

                             P
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------/9----\8--|
|-------------------------------/9----\8--|
|-4-----5-----7-----4-----------/7----\6--|
|-2-0-0-3-0-0-5-0-0-2-0-3-3-2-0-----------|
    * *   * *   * *   * 

                             P
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------/7---------------4444444444444444--|
|-4-----5-----7-----4-----------/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------------|
|-2-0-0-3-0-0-5-0-0-2-0-3-3-2-0------------------------------------|
    * *   * *   * *   *          * * * * * * * * ****************

Riff G

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---|
|------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----6-----4--|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----4-----2--|
|-------------------0-0---0-0----|
                    * *   * *

Riff H

|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------7-----6-----4------------------|
|---7-----6-----4-----5-----4-----2---7-----6-----4--|
|-0-5-0-0-4-0-0-2-(0)---0-0---0-0---0-5-0-0-4-0-0-2--|
  *   * *   * *    *    * *   * *   *   * *   * *

Riff I

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-32--2222232--22222323232--2222232--22233333333--|
  **  *******  ***********  *******  ***********

Riff J

|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|---7-----6-----4--|
|-0-5-0-0-4-0-0-2--|
  *   * *   * *

Riff K

Again, only light palm muting

On the last line of this riff at the very end, use your middle finger to 
play the 5th fret on the D string, your index finger to play the 4th 
fret on the D string, your pinkie to play the 7th fret on the A string, 
and you middle finger again to play the fifth fret on the A string.  You 
will be in a good position to continue on into the next riff.

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5---4----------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------7---5--|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

Riff L

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|
|--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|
|-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)--|
   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)--|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

|----------------|
|----------------|
|----------------|
|-7-----6-----4--|
|-5-----4-----2--|
|---0-0---0-0----|
    * *   * *

Riff M

Use very light palm muting here

|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-(17)-\-2-2---2-2-2-3-2---2-(2)-/-(17)--|
         * *   * * * * *   *

Riff N

Use the heavy palm muting here (as used in Riffs A and B)

|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-(17)-\-32--2222232--2222232--|
         **  *******  *******

Song Structure

Riff A 1 time
Riff B 1 time
Riff C 1 time
Riff D 1 time
Riff E 2 times
Riff F 1 time
Riff G 2 times
Riff H 1 time
Riff I 2 times
Riff D 1 time
Riff E 2 times
Riff F 1 time
Riff G 4 times
Riff J 1 time
Riff K 1 time
Riff L 1 time
Riff H 1 time
Riff C 1 time
Riff M 3 times
Riff N 1 time and end abruptly
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peter.buzasi.7 33 Oct 17, 2013 03:58 AM

Riff G
Not like this???:

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|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

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skull_king 110 Apr 24, 2014 06:21 PM

Fear Factory plays on a 7-stringed guitar and the tuning is A, D, G, C, F, A, D

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