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Alright guys! I promised a Thing That Should Not Be tab, so here it is!
Alright for starters,the tab is in Drop D (DADGBE). But if you wish to go down further
D standard tuning. Move the tab i have = up two frets.
 Here we go , The song in its entirety. I've spend hours trying to perfect this tab, so
has my hard work, pain, and sweat put into it.
Song - The Thing That Should Not Be
Band - Metallica
Album - Master of Puppets
Tuning - Drop D

Guitar I (Distorted) - James
Guitar II (Distorted) - Kirk
Guitar III (Solo) - Kirk
Guitar IIII (Acoustic) - James

  [Intro] -Guitar IIII- (Acoustic)
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--0-2------0-2------0-2------2--1-----2------(2)--3--(3)-0-2--1----2------|(2)
D|--0-2------0-2------0-2------2------2--------(2)-2---(2)-0-2------2-------|(2)

 Intro (continued)
E|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|---3--(3)-0-|
D|--2---(2)-0-|


  Guitar (I & II)
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-(5)-----|   (x4)
D|--------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-(5)-0---|
A|--0-1-2-1---1-(1)---2-(2)---3-(3)-0---|
D|--0-1-2---2-------2-------2-------0---|
  . . .   .       .       .       .
                                   (x2)
e--------------------------------------|------------|
b--------------------------------------|------------|
g-------3-----3-(3)-----4-(4)-----5-(5)|------------| ___
d-------3-----3-(3)-----4-(4)-----5-(5)|-00-0-------|
a-0-1-2-1-----1-(1)-----2-(2)-----3-(3)|-00-0-------|      Only Second Time
e-0-1-2---1-2-------1-2-------1-2------|-00-0-------| ___
  . . .   . .       . .       . .        .. .

  Guitar (I & II)                                                  (x1)
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------5---5---6---------6---6---7---------7---7-----------------|
D|--7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
A|--7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
D|--7-7-7-7---7-------3-3-3-3---3-------4-4-4-4---4---------0-1-1-1-1-|
  . . . .   .       . . . .   .       . . . .   .           . . . .

  Guitar (I & II)                      (x1)                               (x2)
E|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-----|(5)
D|--0-2----(0)-2-----(2)--2----(0)-----------|-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-----|(5)
A|--0-2----(0)-2-----(2)--2----(0)-----------|-0-1-2-1---1-(1)---2-(2)---3-----|(3)
D|--0-2----(0)-2-----(2)--2----(0)-----------|-0-1-2---2-------2-------2-------|
                                             . . .   .       .       .
               (x1)
e-----------------|
b-----------------|
g-----------------|
d-0-2-------------|
a-0-2-------------|
e-0-2-------------|

  Guitar (I & II)                                                 (x2)
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------5---5---6---------6---6---7---------7---7-----------------|
D|--7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
A|--7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
D|--7-7-7-7---7-------3-3-3-3---3-------4-4-4-4---4---------0-1-1-1-1-|

  Guitar (I & II)
E|-------|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2--3-|----6-(6)----(6)-----------------------------6-(6)--2--3-|
A|--0--1-|--5-6-(6)--5-(6)--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-6-(6)--0--1-|
D|-------|--5-6-(6)--5-(6)--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-6-(6)-------|
|                         . . . . . . . . . . . .
| Continued                                 Add Madness , Get Twelve
e---------------------------------------------------------|
b---------------------------------------------------------|
g---------------------------------------------------------|
d---6-(6)----6---------------------------6-(6)--2-3---1-0-|
a-5-6-(6)--5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-(6)--0-1---1-0-|
e-5-6-(6)--5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-(6)--------1-0-|
               . . . . . . . . . . . .

  Guitar (I & II)
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-(5)-----|   (x4)
D|--------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-(5)-0---|
A|--0-1-2-1---1-(1)---2-(2)---3-(3)-0---|
D|--0-1-2---2-------2-------2-------0---|
  . . .   .       .       .       .

  Guitar (I & II)                     (x2)|
E|----------------------------------------|-----------|
B|----------------------------------------|-----------|
G|--------3-----3-(3)-----4-(4)-----5-(5)-|-----------| ___
D|--------3-----3-(3)-----4-(4)-----5-(5)-|-00-0------|
A|--0-1-2-1-----1-(1)-----2-(2)-----3-(3)-|-00-0------|     Only Second Time
D|--0-1-2---1-2-------1-2-------1-2-------|-00-0------| ___
  . . .   . .       . .       . .

  Guitar (I & II)                                                  (x1)
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------5---5---6---------6---6---7---------7---7-----------------|
D|--7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
A|--7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
D|--7-7-7-7---7-------3-3-3-3---3-------4-4-4-4---4---------0-1-1-1-1-|
  . . . .   .       . . . .   .       . . . .   .           . . . .

  Guitar (I & II)                      (x1)                               (x2)
E|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-----|(5)
D|--0-2----(0)-2----(2)-2----(0)-----------|-------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-----|(5)
A|--0-2----(0)-2----(2)-2----(0)-----------|-0-1-2-1---1-(1)---2-(2)---3-----|(3)
D|--0-2----(0)-2----(2)-2----(0)-----------|-0-1-2---2-------2-------2-------|
                                           . . .   .       .       .
      (x1)
e-------|
b-------|
g-------|
d-0-2---|
a-0-2---|
e-0-2---|

  Guitar (I & II)                                                 (x2)
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------5---5---6---------6---6---7---------7---7-----------------|
D|--7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
A|--7-7-7-7-5-7-5---6-3-3-3-3-6-3-6---7-4-4-4-4-7-4-7---4p0-0-1-1-1-1-|
D|--7-7-7-7---7-------3-3-3-3---3-------4-4-4-4---4---------0-1-1-1-1-|
  . . . .   .       . . . .   .       . . . .   .           . . . .

  Guitar (I & II)
E|-------|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2--3-|----6-(6)----(6)-----------------------------6-(6)--2--3-|
A|--0--1-|--5-6-(6)--5-(6)--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-6-(6)--0--1-|
D|-------|--5-6-(6)--5-(6)--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-6-(6)-------|
|                         . . . . . . . . . . . .
| Continued                                 Add Madness , Get Twelve
e---------------------------------------------------------|
b---------------------------------------------------------|
g---------------------------------------------------------|
d---6-(6)----6---------------------------6-(6)--2-3---1-0-|
a-5-6-(6)--5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-(6)--0-1---1-0-|
e-5-6-(6)--5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-(6)--------1-0-|
               . . . . . . . . . . . .

Guitar Solo: Guitar (III)
 I have taken this from the Mutts, so Thank you!
I'm not a lead guitarist so thats my reason for not making my own.
This solo sounds just fine.

E|-7tr10-7tr10-9tr6-8tr5-7tr4-6tr3-5tr2-4tr1-|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-6-----------------------------------------|
A|-6-----0-----0----0----0----0----0----0----|
D|-6-----0-----0----0----0----0----0----0----|
        .     .    .    .    .    .    .

E|-3tr0---------------------10-10-10-10-|
B|------/17b19======(17)r---------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
|
|
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|------------------------6--6----------|
A|-0------0-----0-0---5---6--6-----5----|
D|-0------0-----0-0---5---6--6-----5----|
  .      .     . .


E|-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p10-14p11p|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--6-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0--------0----|
D|--6-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0--------0----|

E|-10-14p11p10---14p11p10-14p11p10-----------------------|
B|---------------------------------13b16r(13)-----(13)\--|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------6-6--------|
A|--0----------0-----------0--------0------5--6-6---5----|
D|--0----------0-----------0--------0------5--6-6---5----|
   .          .           .        .

E|--------------9-10--9h10p=9-------------------------|
B|--------9-10----------------10--9-------------------|
G|--9h10----------------------------11-10-------------|
D|----------------------------------------12-11--8--7-|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
|
E|-------------12-14-12h14p12-------------------------|
B|-------13-14----------------14-13-------------------|
G|-13h14----------------------------15-14-11-10-------|
D|--6-------------------------------------------12-11-|
A|--6-----0-----0-----0--------0-----0-----0-----0----|
D|--6-----0-----0-----0--------0-----0-----0-----0----|
         .     .     .        .     .     .     .

E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|-8h9----8-(8)-------(8)\----|
D|----------------------------|
|
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|------------------6--6------|
A|---0--0----0--0-5-6--6---5--|
D|---0--0----0--0-5-6--6---5--|
    . .     .  .

E|------------14p11p10-14p==11p10-14p11p10-----14p11p==10-14p11p|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-0------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-6------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-6----0-0-0--0----------0-----------0--------------0----------|
D|-6----0-0-0--0----------0-----------0--------------0----------|
       . . .  .          .           .              .

E|-10-14p11p10------14p11p10-14p11p10-(10)-------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------12---(12)-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------6---6------|
A|--0-------------0-----------0---------0-------5-6---6--5---|
D|--0-------------0-----------0---------0-------5-6---6--5---|
   .             .           .         .

E|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
B|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
G|-(12)-----------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
D|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
A|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
D|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|
E|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
B|----------------------|-------------------|-----------|--------------------|
G|---2------------------|-2-----------------|-2----3----|-2------------------|
D|---2------------------|-2-----------------|-2----3----|-2------------------|
A|---0------0-1-0---1-0-|-0-----0-3-1-0-1-0-|-0----1----|-0-----0-5-1-0-1-0--|
D|------3-5-------3-----|---3-5-------------|-----------|---3-5--------------|
    .  . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . . . .               . . . . . . . . .

                                 (x2)
E|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|----------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-----|(5)
D|----------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-----|(5)
A|--0-1-2-1-1---1-(1)---2-(2)---3-----|(3)
D|--0-1-2-1---2-------2-------2-------|
This part is a little scetchy but i thing i got it the best i could.

                               (x1)
E|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--0-2------(0)-2------(2)-2------0-|
A|--0-2------(0)-2------(2)-2------0-|
D|--0-2------(0)-2------(2)-2------0-|

  Guitar (I & II)
E|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-(5)-----|   (x2)
D|--------3---3-(3)---4-(4)---5-(5)-0---|
A|--0-1-2-1---1-(1)---2-(2)---3-(3)-0---|
D|--0-1-2---2-------2-------2-------0---|
  . . .   .       .       .       .

E|--------|
B|--------|
G|--------|
D|--0-2---|
A|--0-2---|
D|--0-2---|

E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|--2---------------------------|
D|--2-------------------2-3-1-0-|
A|--0------0-1-0--1-0---0-1-1-0-|
D|-----3-5-------3----------1-0-|

[Outro]

Guitar (I & II)
One of the biggest mistakes among tabber is the pinch harmonics. They're all over the
in the outro. They get deeper and harder and the song fades out. The best sounding thing
do is simple : pinch harmonics harder as the song goes along. Use your thumb to hit the 
after picking them to do these pinch harmonics. As the outro progresses do it harder.
biggest thing to do is to make sure you go from the first pickup closest to the 22nd 
and slowly go to the right pickup (to the left if your lefthanded).

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----6-(6)----6-----------------------------6-6-----------------------6----|(6)
A|--5-6-(6)--5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6----|(6)
D|--5-6-(6)--5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6----|(6)
     Ex:     |pinch 1st pickup S Right pickup|

Thats it. I'm almost 100% positive this is the best The Thing That Should Not Be tab.
i'll let you decide. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Here is the legend

************************************

| ( )  Upstroke
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| b    Bend
| /    Slide up
| Tr   Tril
| .    Palm mute

************************************

            
            
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Vortex of Anger 10 Mar 12, 2010 06:31 AM

It is the best tab for the song here but you forgot to put the acoustic part on the 02 02 22 parts. 5* tho

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Justpissed247 138 Mar 12, 2010 06:36 AM

Thanks man but yeah i know. If you were good enough to know where it fit everyone else should be lol. People were complaining about how it was too long so i just figured "who is gonna play the whole song on acoustic anway" but if you noticed it then everybody else should. Its the same as the intro anyway. - Dylan

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elvo86 41 Nov 06, 2010 06:43 PM

Hunter o f the shadows is rising... immortal part is different. There are octaves not powerchords on A A# etc., and the other part (the one repeated all the time at the end of the song):

a-5-5-5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-(6)
e-5-6-5-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-6-(6)

I think that the first one is powerchord, but the second one is not pure powerchord (you gotta admit, it sounds more "raw" than powerchord), but the fret on A string is 1 less than it would be as a power chord, so with this drop tuning its as above)

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