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Bitter Peace tab

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                                 SLAYER
                              BITTER PEACE
                From their '98 album 'Diabolus in Musica'

Tabbed by:  Jason Mathie
            Mathie@unixg.ubc.ca

Comments:

I will only show the bottom three strings throughout this tab.

Guitars are drop-Db tuned, which means tune to Eb but drop the sixth
string to Db.  Hanneman is the LeftGtr and King the RightGtr.


Tempo: 80 bpm

Riff A1
Db  |--LeftGtr-----------------------|
Ab  |0---2---1---0---2---1-2-5-5-4---|
Db  |0---2---1---0---2---1-2-5-5-4---|
P.M |.   .   .   .   .   .           |
    |                                |
Db  |--RightGtr----------------------|
Ab  |----------------------2-5-5-4---|
Db  |----------------------2-5-5-4---|

Play Riff A1 4x

Then play:
Db  |--LeftGtr-----------------------|
Ab  |0---2---1---0---2---1---5-5-4---|
Db  |0---2---1---0---2---1-025-5-4---|
P.M |.   .   .   .   .   .           |
    |                                |
Db  |--RightGtr----------------------|
Ab  |------------------------5-5-4---|
Db  |----------------------025-5-4---|

Riff A2
Db  |--------------------------------|
Ab  |0---2---1---0---2---1h2-5-5-4---|
Db  |0---2---1---0---2---1h2-5-5-4---|

Both Gtrs Play Riff A2 4x

Then play:
    /=== repeat 3x =================\
Db||*--------------------------------*||--------------------------------|
Ab||*-3---6---5---3---6---5---4--\1--*||3---6---5--\1---------3\2-------|
Db||--3---6---5---3---6---5---4--\1---||3---6---5--\1---3-5-6-----5-4-1-|

Riff A3
Db  |--------------------------------|
Ab  |0---2---1---0---2---1///5---4---|
Db  |0---2---1---0---2---1///5---4---|

Play Riff A3 3x

Then play:
Db |---------------------------------|--------------------3-----------|
Ab |-3---6---5---3---6---5---4--\1---|3---6---5--\1---2-3---2-1-------|
Db |-3---6---5---3---6---5---4--\1---|3---6---5--\1-------------5-4-1-|

Play Riff A2 4x, followed by

Db|0---------------|   After this there is 8 bars of bass and drums
Ab|0-----let-ring--|   The drums sort of just peter out, after that
Db|0---------------|   there is about 3 beats silence and..

Tempo change to 200 bpm

Riff B1
Db |--LeftGtr-------5---3-------0-1-|--------------------------------|
Ab |0---------------5---3-------0-1-|--let-ring----------------------|
Db |0---0-0-0-0-0-0-------------0-1-|--------------------------------|
P.M|    . . . . . .                 |                                |
   |                                |                                |
Db |---RightGtr-----------------0-1-|--------------------------------|
Ab |0---------------------------0-1-|--let-ring----------------------|
Db |0---------------------------0-1-|--------------------------------|

Play Riff B1 3x

Play:
Db |--LGtr----------|----------------|----------------|--------0-1-----|
Ab |0-------6-5~----|0-------8-6~----|0-------6-5~----|3-5-----0-1-----|
Db |00000000--------|00000000--------|00000000--------|--------0-1-----|
P.M|........        |........        |........        |                |
   |                |                |                |                |
Db |--RGtr----------|----------------|----------------|--------0-1-----|
Ab |0---------------|----------------|----------------|--------0-1-----|
Db |0---------------|----------------|----------------|--------0-1-----|

Riff B2
Db |--LGtr----------|----------------|----------------|--------0-1-----|
Ab |0-------6-5~----|0-------8-6~----|0-------6-5~----|3-5-----0-1-----|
Db |00000000--------|00000000--------|00000000--------|--------0-1-----|
P.M|........        |........        |........        |                |
   |                |                |                |                |
Db |--RGtr----------|----------------|----------------|--------0-1-----|
Ab |0-------6-5-----|--------8-6-----|--------6-5-----|3-5-----0-1-----|
Db |0-------8-7-----|--------108-----|--------8-7-----|5-7-----0-1-----|

Play Riff B2

Riff C
Db ||*-/=3=\-/=3=\-/=3=\-/=3=\-|/=3=\-/=3=\-/=3=\-/=3=\-|--
Ab ||*-------------4-----------|------------6-----------|--
Db ||--0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-|--
P.M    . . . . . .   . . . . .  . . . . . .   . . . . .

                              /=== 1,3 ================\
Db  --|/=3=\-/=3=\-/=3=\-/=3=\-|/=3=\-/=3=\-/=3=\-/=3=\-*||--
Ab  --|------------4-----------|------------------------*||--
Db  --|0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-1--||--
P.M    . . . . . .   . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . .

       /=== 2 ==========\/=== 4 ==============\
Db   --|--------0-1----*||------------0-1-----|
Ab   --|3-5-----0-1----*||------------0-1-----|
Db   --|5-7-----0-1-----||3-3-3-3-3-3-0-1-----|
P.M                       . . . . . .

Play Riff C with lyrics:

  Initiate blood purge                        Coalition in massacre
  Mechanized high tech                   Whole sale death in effect
  Mutually assured                           Destruction will occur
  Genocide revised                   Same pain through diverse eyes

Then play:        Can't stop the warring factions!
                    /=== 1 ==========\/=== 2 ==========\/=== 3 ==========\
Db||*---------------|---------------*||---------------*||----------------|
Ab||*---------------|--------2-1-0--*||--------3-2-1--*||--------4-3-2---|
Db||3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-|3-2-0-2-------2-||3-2-0-2-------2-||3-2-0-2-------2-|
P.M . . . . . . . .  . . . .       .   . . . .       .   . . . .       .

Play:
    /===== repeat 3x ================================\
Db ||*-/=3=\-/=3=\-5-3-----|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-*||--  Hostile from
Ab ||*-------------5-3---5-|6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-*||--    the start
Db ||--0-0-0-0-0-0---------|-------------------------||--
P.M    . . . . . .          \=3=/ \=3=/ \=3=/ \=3=/     Always war
                                                             always
Db   --|------------------|2:-/=3=\-/=3=\-|
Ab   --|3--------3--------|4:-2-----------|     Ending bitter peace
Db   --|3-3-33-3-3-3-33-3-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-|
P.M       . .. .   . .. .       . . . . .

Then play Riff C, only playing endings 1 & 2, with lyrics:

  Not the last third war                  Blood spills for evermore
  Patriot hard time                  Lay seige till the end of time

Now play this half-time section, with lyrics: (tempo: 100 bpm)
Db|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab|0-----------00--|------------31--|------------00--|----31------01--|
Db|00000000000001--|00000000000031--|00000000000001--|000031--000001--|
P.M ...........     ............     ............     ....    ....

No longer kill your brother              Just slaughter one another
Watch for the deadly other                 This sibling is a fucker

Back to double-time (200 bpm)
Play:        Can't stop the warring factions!
                    /=== 1 ==========\/=== 2 ==========\
Db||*---------------|---------------*||----------------|
Ab||*---------------|--------2-1-0--*||--------3-2-1---|
Db||3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-|3-2-0-2-------2-||3-2-0-2-------2-|
P.M . . . . . . . .  . . . .       .   . . . .       .

Riff D
Db|2-------3-------|0-------2-------|3-------7-------|6-------1-------|
Ab|2-------3-------|0-------2-------|3-------7-------|6-------1-------|
Db|2-------3-------|0-------2-------|3-------7-------|6-------1-------|

Play Riff D with lyrics:

  Global tension starts aggression
  Peace breaks out then breeds contempt, unrest

Play Riff B2, but change the last bar to 9/8.  This is a very subtle
transition, be careful not to get caught off the beat.

Then RightGtr plays the following while LeftGtr solos:
                      /=== 1,3 =========\/=== 2,4 =========\
Db ||*----------------|----------------*||----------------*||--
Ab ||*--------1-------|----------------*||----------------*||--
Db ||-22222222--222222|2222222233333333-||3333333366666666-||--

Db   --|----------------|2:---------|
Ab   --|--------0-2-----|4:-0-2-----|
Db   --|222222220-2-----|---0-2-----|

Then RightGtr plays the following while LeftGtr solos:
                      /=== 1,3 =========\/=== 2,4 =========\
Db ||*----------------|----------------*||----------------*||--
Ab ||*--------2-------|----------------*||----------------*||--
Db ||-33333333--333333|3333333344444444-||4444444477777777-||--

Db   --|----------------|----------------|
Ab   --|--------0-2-----|0-3-----0-2-----|
Db   --|333333330-2-----|0-3-----0-2-----|

Then play:
Db |--LGtr----------|----------------|---------------slight-|2:-1------|
Ab |0-------6-5~----|0-------8-6~----|0-------6-5~----|bend-|4:-1------|
Db |00000000--------|00000000--------|00000000--------|-----|---1------|
P.M|........        |........        |........        |     |          |
Db |--RGtr----------|----------------|----------------|-----|2:-1------|
Ab |----------------|----------------|----------------|-----|4:-1------|
Db |----------------|----------------|----------------|-----|---1------|

Riff E                                 /=== 1,2,3 =========
Db ||*----------------|--------4-3-2---|----------------|--
Ab ||*----------------|--------------3-|----------------|--
Db ||-00000-0-00000-0-|00000-0---------|00000-0-00000-0-|--
P.M   ..... . ..... .  ..... .          ..... . ..... .

    ===================\/=== 4 ===========================\
Db  --|----------------||----------------|--------0-1-----|
Ab  --|--------4-------||----------------|--------0-1-----|
Db  --|00000-0-4-------||00000-0-00000-0-|00000-0-0-1-----|
P.M    ..... .           ..... . ..... .  ..... .

Play Riff E with lyrics:

  Without a reason to fight                             A time to kill
  Sick lust for skeletal flesh                   A taste for all decay
  Enter the soldier blind                   Stalking the faceless hunt
  There is no conscience in this world   That can be reached for peace

Then play:
Db|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab|----------------|--------3-------|7-------6-------|
Db|3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-|3-2-0-2-3-------|7-------6-------|
P.M. . . . . . . .  . . . .

Play Riff E with lyrics:

  Why face the human question                         The need to hate
  Dead stare through cynical eyes                 A trust in only pain
  Murder within the skin                        Engrave the art of war
  Become death's vile parade        March on, embrace the violent mind

Then play:        Can't stop the warring factions!
Db|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab|----------------|----------1-0---|----------------|--------3-2-1---|
Db|3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-|3-2-0-2-3-----2-|3-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-|3-2-0-2---------|
P.M. . . . . . . .  . . . . .     .  . . . . . . . .  . . . .

Play Riff D with lyrics:

  Global tension starts aggression
  Peace breaks out then breeds contempt, unrest

End with:
   /========== repeat 3x ============================================\
Db||*---LeftGtr-------5---3---------1-|----------------------------*||--
Ab||*-0---------------5---3---------1-|--let-ring------------------*||--
Db||--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-------------0-1-|-----------------------------||--
P.M|      . . . . . .             .   |                             ||
  ||                                  |                             ||
Db||*---RightGtr--------------------1-|----------------------------*||--
Ab||*-------------------------------1-|--let-ring------------------*||--
Db||--------------------------------1-|-----------------------------||--

      One     cryptic          reason           for life murder
Db --|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------||
Ab --|0-------6-5-----|--------8-6-----|--------6-5-----|5-6-----------||
Db --|0-------8-7-----|--------108-----|--------8-7-----|7-8-----------||


Listen closely to the picking rhythms Hanneman plays while King solos.
Damn, I wish I could play that tight.
  E-mail me with any concerns, questions, requests, corrections...
      Mathie@unixg.ubc.ca

            
            
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Slashdotcom// 206 May 21, 2006 11:53 PM

Great Tab
well presented and accurate

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frantic_saint 10 May 20, 2009 08:05 AM

maybe its just me but it is annoying as **** when people only write the two three strings its on.

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dempario 218 Nov 26, 2015 02:08 AM

I personally like it in this case, since it keeps the tabs terser and it's easier to play along with

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