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Band: Metallica
Song: Blackened
Album: ...and Justice For All

I have watched various live videos and this is the correct way to play Blackened.
I am 100% confident in this tab.
The official tab book has many parts in different positions on the neck.

For Rhythm Guitar (Hetfield)
Palm Mute = *

Sampled intro for 35 seconds.

|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-3---------------|
|-1-----2-3-3---2-|
|---2-3-------1-0-|
    * * * * * *

Lead Riff 1
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------8--------------------3---------------|
|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7---7---7---7-8-7--1-----2-3-3---2-|
|-0---0---0-------0---0-------0---0---0----------2-3-------1-0-|
  *   *   *       *   *       *   *   *          * * * * * *

Lead Riff 2
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------3---------------|
|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7---7---7---7-8-7--1-----2-3-3---2-|
|-0---0---0-------0---0---7---0---0---0----------2-3-------1-0-|
  *   *   *       *   *   *   *   *   *          * * * * * *

|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------8--------------------3---------------|
|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7---7---7---7-8-7--1-----2-3-3---2-|
|-0---0---0-------0---0-------0---0---0----------2-3-------1-0-|
  *   *   *       *   *       *   *   *          * * * * * *

|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7--5---------4-4--5---------4-4-|
|-0---0---0-------0---0---7----3-3-3-3-0-2-2--3-3-3-3-0-2-2-|
  *   *   *       *   *   *      * * *          * * *


(Lead Riff 1) x1


(Lead Riff 2) x1


(Lead Riff 1) x1


(Lead Riff 2) x1


Verse Riff A            x7  Verse Riff B            x1
|-------------------------| |-------------------------|
|-------------------------| |-------------------------|
|-------------------------| |-------------------------|
|-------------------------| |-------------------------|
|-------------1-----2-1---| |-------------1-----2-1---|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-----3-| |-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-----3-|
    * * * * *   * *             * * * * *   * *


(Verse Riff A) x3


(Verse Riff B) x1


(Lead Riff 1) x1


Pre-Chorus Riff
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|---7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7--2-2-2-2-|
|-0---0---0-------0---0---7----0-0-0-0-|
  *   *   *       *   *   *    * * * *

Chorus
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9~-----7-----5------------------------------7-----5-5-5------------|
|-7~-----5-----3-----4~--5-5-5--5-5-5--2~-----5-----3-3-3-4~-5-------|
|-0~-0-0---0-0---0-0-2~--3-3-3--3-3-3--0~-0-0---0-0-------2~-3-3-3-3-|
     * *   * *   * *     * * *  * * *     * *   * * * * *      * * *

--------|
--------|
--------|
--------|
---4-4--|
-0-2-2--|


(Lead Riff 1) x1


(Verse Riff A) x3


(Verse Riff B) x1


(Verse Riff A) x3


(Verse Riff B) x1


(Lead Riff 1) x1


(Pre-Chorus Riff) x1


(Chorus) x1


|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|-5---------4-4--3-3--2~-|
|-3-3-3-3-0-2-2--1-1--0~-|
    * * *

Interlude
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------8~-|
|-------7-------------8-7---------------7---------6-0-6~-|
|-0-5-6---0-0-0-0-5-6-----0-0-0-0-0-5-6---0-0-0-0-6------|
          * * * *         * * * *         * * * *
                                                      x2
--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------8-------------------------------8~-|
-------7---------7-----7---------------7---------6-0-6~-|
-0-5-6---0-0-0-0---6-----0-0-0-0-0-5-6---0-0-0-0-6------|
         * * * *         * * * *         * * * *

Verse Riff C                            x2
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------8~-|
|-2--2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2-6-0-6~-|
|-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-6------|
     * * *       * * *       * * *

Verse Riff D                            x1
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------8~-|
|-4--4-4-4--4-4--4-4-4--4-4--4-4-4-6-0-6~-|
|-2--2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2-6------|
     * * *       * * *       * * *


(Interlude) x1


(Verse Riff C) x2


(Verse Riff D) x1


Pre-Solo
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------7-------------------9-10-7-9-10-12-10h12p10-|
|-7-9-10-7-9-10-7-9-10---10h12p10-7-9-10-7-------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
    x4
------|
------|
------|
------|
-10-9-|
------|

Solo 1 Riff                     x5
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-2-5-4-3-2-5-4-3-2-5-4-3-2-5-2/3-|
|-0-3-2-1-0-3-2-1-0-3-2-1-0-3-----|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------4-5-|
|-2-5-4-3-2-5-4-3-2-5-4-3-2-5-2-3-|
|-0-3-2-1-0-3-2-1-0-3-2-1-0-3-----|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|-5-5-5-5---4-4--5-5-5-5---4-4--3-3--|
|-3-3-3-3-0-2-2--3-3-3-3-0-2-2--1-1--|
    * * *          * * *

Solo 2 Riff                                                     x2
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---7---7---7---7---5---5---5---5---8---8---8---8---7---7---7-5h7-|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------|
  *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
  * * * * * * * *


(Chorus) x1


(Solo 2 Riff) x1


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


(Lead Riff 1) x1


(Lead Riff 2) x1


(Lead Riff 1) x1


(Lead Riff 2) x1


(Verse Riff A) x3


(Verse Riff B) x1


(Verse Riff A) x3


(Verse Riff B) x1


(Lead Riff 1) x1


(Pre-Chorus Riff) x1


|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9~-----7-----5------------------------------7-----5-5-5--------------|
|-7~-----5-----3-----4~--5-5-5--5-5-5--2~-----5-----3-3-3-4~-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-0~-0-0---0-0---0-0-2~--3-3-3--3-3-3--0~-0-0---0-0-------2~-3-3-3-3-3-|
     * *   * *   * *     * * *  * * *     * *   * * * * *      * * * *

---|
---|
---|
---|
-5-|
-3-|


(Chorus) x1


|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------8-----|
|-5-5-5-5---4-4--3-3----7---7---7-8-7---7---7---7-2-|
|-3-3-3-3-0-2-2--1-1--0---0---0-------0---0-------0-|
    * * *             *   *   *       *   *

            
            
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