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Crystal Skull Tab

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Difficulty
intermediate
Band:  MASTODON
Album: BLOOD MOUNTAIN
Song:  CRYSTAL SKULL

Transcribed By: (The Kraken)
Email:          (the_kraken_awakes@yahoo.co.uk)


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill

Tuning D G C F A D

Solo is untabbed unfortunately but this is the main body of the song

Main riff
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
F-------------------------------------------------------------------|
C-------------------------------------------------------------------| X 6
G-------------------7-7-7-6~----6~----------------------------------|
D-0-0-0-7-7-7-8-8-8---------8-7---8-7-------------------------------|

Verse riff
"Into the black hole..."
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7-------10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--------------|
|---8--8--8--7-7-7--5-5-5--------8--8--8--7-7-7--5-5-5--------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9-9-9--8-8-8--5-5-5-----------9-9-9--8-8-8--5-5-5----------------|
|--9-9-9--8-8-8--5-5-5-----------9-9-9--8-8-8--5-5-5----------------|
|--7-7-7--6-6-6--3-3-3-----------7-7-7--6-6-6--3-3-3----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                             Gtr 2 plays
                             |------------------------------------|
                             |------------------------------------|
                             |------------------------------------|
                             |------------------------------------|
                             |---16-16-16--13-15-15--10-12-12-----|
                             |---14-14-14--13-15-15--10-12-12-----|
-
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7-------10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--------------|
|---8--8--8--7-7-7--5-5-5--------8--8--8--7-7-7--5-5-5--------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9-9-9--8-8-8--5-5-5-----------9--11--8---------------------------|
|--9-9-9--8-8-8--5-5-5-----------x---x--x--------------------------|
|--7-7-7--6-6-6--3-3-3-----------7---9--6---------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Main riff
"the source of consciousness..."
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
F-------------------------------------------------------------------|
C-------------------------------------------------------------------| X4
G-------------------7-7-7-6~----6~----------------------------------|
D-0-0-0-7-7-7-8-8-8---------8-7---8-7-------------------------------|

Verse riff
"Into the black hole..."
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7-------10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--------------|
|---8--8--8--7-7-7--5-5-5--------8--8--8--7-7-7--5-5-5--------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9-9-9--8-8-8--5-5-5-----------9-9-9--8-8-8--5-5-5----------------|
|--9-9-9--8-8-8--5-5-5-----------9-9-9--8-8-8--5-5-5----------------|
|--7-7-7--6-6-6--3-3-3-----------7-7-7--6-6-6--3-3-3----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                             Gtr 2 plays
                             |------------------------------------|
                             |------------------------------------|
                             |------------------------------------|
                             |------------------------------------|
                             |---16-16-16--13-15-15--10-12-12-----|
                             |---14-14-14--13-15-15--10-12-12-----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7-------10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--------------|
|---8--8--8--7-7-7--5-5-5--------8--8--8--7-7-7--5-5-5--------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9-9-9--8-8-8--5-5-5-----------9--11--8---------------------------|
|--9-9-9--8-8-8--5-5-5-----------x---x--x---------------------------|
|--7-7-7--6-6-6--3-3-3-----------7---9--6---------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Interlude
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---7-10-9-10-7----7-10-9-10-7-----7-9-6---7-9-6--------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0--------------0---------------0-------0--------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------7------7-----------------------|
|---7-10-9-10-7----7-10-9-10-7-----7---9--7---9---------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0--------------0---------------0-------0--------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9-7--------------------------------------------------------------|
|------10-9-10-9-7---10-9-6---9-7h9p7-------------------------------|
|------------------7--------7---------10----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                              Gtr 2 plays harmony
                              |----------------|
                              |-12-10h12p10----|
                              |------------12--|
                              |----------------|
                              |----------------|
                              |----------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9-7--------------------------------------------------------------|
|------10-9-10-9-7---10-9-6---9-7h9p7-------------------------------|
|------------------7--------7---------10----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                              Gtr 2 plays harmony
                              |------------|
                              |-8-6h8p6----|
                              |---------9--|
                              |------------|
                              |------------|
                              |------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---7-10-9-10-7----7-10-9-10-7-----7-9-9-9-6---7-9-9-9-6------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0--------------0---------------0-----------0----------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------7-7-7--------7-7-7-------------|
|---7-10-9-10-7----7-10-9-10-7-----7-------9----7-------9-----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0--------------0---------------0------------0---------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9-7--------------------------------------------------------------|
|------10-9-10-9-7---10-9-6---9-7h9p7-------------------------------|
|------------------7--------7---------10----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                              Gtr 2 plays harmony
                              |----------------|
                              |-12-10h12p10----|
                              |------------12--|
                              |----------------|
                              |----------------|
                              |----------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9-7--------------------------------------------------------------|
|------10-9-10-9-7---10-9-6---9-7h9p7-------------------------------|
|------------------7--------7---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                              Gtr 2 plays harmony
                              |------------|
                              |-8-6h8p6----|
                              |------------|
                              |------------|
                              |------------|
                              |------------|

Riff 2
"One million voice!"
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9--11--12--8-(8)--------------------9--11--12--8-(8)--------------|
|-x--x----x--x-(x)--------------------x--x----x--x-(x)--------------|
|-7--9---10--6-(6)-6h7p6--------------7--9---10--6-(6)-6h7p6--------|
|------------------------8-7---------------------------------8-7----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9--11--12--8-(8)--------------------9--11--12--8-(8)--------------|
|-x--x----x--x-(x)--------------------x--x----x--x-(x)--------------|
|-7--9---10--6-(6)-6h7p6--------------7--9---10--6-(6)-6h7p6--------|
|------------------------8-7---------------------------------8-7----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7h8p7------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------9-8---2h3p2p0----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------2--------------------------------------------|

"Running thru the darkness!"
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------8-(8)--------------------8-(8)------------------------------|
|-2-4-5-6-(6)-6h7p6--------2-4-5-6-(6)-6h7p6------------------------|
|-0-2-3-------------8-7----0-2-3-------------8-7--------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------8-(8)--------------------8-(8)------------------------------|
|-2-4-5-6-(6)-6h7p6--------2-4-5-6-(6)-6h7p6------------------------|
|-0-2-3-------------8-7----0-2-3-------------8-7--------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7h8p7------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------9-8---2h3p2p0----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------2--------------------------------------------|

"The touch is cold!"
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9-9---------------9-9---------------------------------------------|
|-7-7---------------7-7---------------------------------------------|
|-----.3-2-0-3-2-0------.3-2-0-3-2-0--------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12--12----------------12-12---------------------------------------| X4
|-10--10----------------10-10---------------------------------------|
|--------.3-2-0-3-2-0---------.3-2-0-3-2-0--------------------------|

Riff 3
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0h2-2-0h2p0-2-----0-2---0-----0h2-2-0h2p0-2-----0-2---0-----------|
|---------------2-2-----2---------------------2-2-----2-------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0h2-2-0h2p0-2-----0-2---0-----0h2-2-0h2p0-2-----0-2---0-----------|
|---------------2-2-----2---------------------2-2-----2-------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gtr 2 plays harmony
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--4h5-5-4h5p4-5-----4-5---4-----4h5-5-4h5p4-5-----4-5---4----------|
|----------------5-5-----5---------------------5-5-----5------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

SOLO over riff 3 repeated
then back to...

Main riff
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
F-------------------------------------------------------------------|
C-------------------------------------------------------------------| X4
G-------------------7-7-7-6~----6~----------------------------------|
D-0-0-0-7-7-7-8-8-8---------8-7---8-7-------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0h2-2-0h2p0-2-----0-2---0-----------------------------------------|
|---------------2-2-----2-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gtr 2 plays harmony
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--4h5-5-4h5p4-5-----4-5---4----------------------------------------|
|----------------5-5-----5------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Finish
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9-/-2-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7-/-2-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----0-------------------------------------------------------------|
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+1 reply
gtr_prsn_89 23 wrote on March 14 2007, 02:02 pm

pretty good tab bro

+2 reply
cherginator 1,385 wrote on May 7 2007, 11:16 pm

Very nice tab man


I think the "Running through the darkness" part goes like this though

One guitar plays this while the other plays your way
|------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------
|--------8--(8)----------------------------
|-2-4-5--6--(6)----6h7p6-------------------
|-0-2-3--6--(6)-----------8-7--------------

+2 reply
john21 127 wrote on September 9 2007, 05:57 am

this songs fun to play. great and simple tab man.

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