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This Is Absolution – Killswitch Engage
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Tabbed by: Dweebusonguitar
Email:Adam@icarpenter.freeserve.co.uk

Tuning: Drop C (CGCFAD)

| +  palm mute
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| *  harmonic
| x mute note



Intro (Both guitars)

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-5---7-0------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-3-5-5-0------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---5---0------------------------------------------------------------|

Main Riff (Both guitars) All x2

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------5p2p0------------------------------|
C|-0h2-22222222-5p2-222222222-2h4h5--------0h2-22222222-5p2-22222222--|
       ++++++++     +++++++++                  ++++++++     ++++++++


D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------7777557755445544-(Joel)------------------|
C|-7777557755445544-(Adam)---++++++++++++++++-------------------------|
G|-++++++++++++++++---------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse Riff 1 (Adam) All x2

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------------------0---------------|
G|-5--- 7--2-2-2-2--2--5-4h5--5----7--2-2-2-2--2—-5p4-0---------------|
C|-7-00-9--2-2-2-2--2--5-4h5--7-00-9--2-2-2-2--2—-5p4-0---------------|
     ++    +   + +  +           ++    +   + +  +

Joel plays the same thing except for the first two chords

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-4--5---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5--7---------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

At the end of 2nd time round play

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-5---7----\---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-3-5-5----\---------------------------------------------------------|
C|---5----7-\---------------------------------------------------------|

Verse Riff 2 – Play the same thing as verse riff 1 but play with heavy palm muting but 
the notes ring out, don’t choke them with your left hand. Play x2 again but at the 2nd 
round instead of this at the end

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------0--------------------------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2-2--2—-5p4-0--------------------------------------------------|
C|-2-2-2-2--2—-5p4-0--------------------------------------------------|
   +   + +  +
Play this

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---------7-4h5p4----------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------7-5------------------------------------------------|
G|-2-2--2-------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-2-2--2-------------------------------------------------------------|
   + +  +

Pre-Chorus (Adam)

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-4/5555555/7777777/99999/1111/121212121212--------------------------|
C|-x-xxxxxxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxx-x-x--xxxxxxxxxxxx--------------------------|
G|-2/3333333/5555555/77777/9-9-/101010101010--------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-4/5555555/5555555/1212121212/1111/9-~------------------------------|
C|-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx--------------------------------|
G|-2/3333333/7777777/1010101010/9-9-/7-~------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre Chorus (Joel) x2

D|-------------------------------------33--------33-------------------|
A|-------------------------------------33--------33-------------------|
F|-------12-------12----12-----12------00--------00-------------------|
C|-------12-------12----12-----12------00--------00-------------------|
G|-10-10-10-10-10-10-0-0-0-9-9-9-------00--2-2/3-33-------------------|
C|-10-10-10-10-10-10-0-0-0-9-9-9---0h2-22-----------------------------|



Chorus (Adam)

D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-5--------5--------5--55-----5--0----------------------------------|
G|-3--0--2--3--0--2--3--33-02--3--0----------------------------------|
C|-+--0--2--+--0--2-----++-02--+--0----------------------------------|
      +  +     +  +        ++

Chorus (Joel) (Clean)

D|-----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---------------------|
A|------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3--------------------|
F|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------------------|
C|--4-------4-------4-------4-------4-------4------------------------|
G|-3-----------------------3-----------------------------------------|
C|---------0-------2---------------0-------2-------------------------|

D|-----2--0----------0-------0---------------------------------------|
A|------3--3----------3-------3--------------------------------------|
F|---0---0--0---0--0---0---0---0-------------------------------------|
C|--4----------4--4-------4------------------------------------------|
G|-3---------------------3-------------------------------------------|
C|------------0--2----------------0----------------------------------|

Repeat main riff
Repeat verse riff 1 but cut off the end and do this fill again

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-7-4h5p4------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------7-5--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Repeat pre-chorus and chorus

Bridge (Adam) x4

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-2---------------------0--------------------------------------------|
G|-222222222-------------000000000-------------333333333--------------|
C|-222222222-4/5-4-4/5-4-000000000-4/5-4-4/5-4-555555555-4/5-4-4/5-4--|
    ++++++++              ++++++++              ++++++++

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-0------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-000000000----------------------------------------------------------|
C|-000000000-4/5-4-4/5-4----------------------------------------------|
    ++++++++

Joel starts by ringing out the chords in time with Adam’s riff (x2)

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-2-----0----------0-------------------------------------------------|
G|-2-----0----3-----0-------------------------------------------------|
C|-2-----0----5-----0-------------------------------------------------|

On the third time he starts playing this (x2)

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--7--7--7--7------------------7--7--7--7----------------------------|
C|--------------7--7---9--9-----------------7--7--9--9----------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--7--7--7--7--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------7--7--9--9--4--4--4--4--7--7--5--5--------------------|
G|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


Repeat pre-chorus and chorus and end chorus by playing this twice (listen out for the timing)


D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-5-0---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-3-0---------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---0---------------------------------------------------------------|

Joel repeats the last sequence of the chorus twice, in time with the two chords.


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