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/ Morbid Angel / Altars Of Madness (1989) / Suffocation guitar tab

Band: Morbid Angel
Song: Suffocation
Album: Altars of Madness
Transcribed by: Warrick McPherson
E-Mail: sirwarrick@hotmail.com


Notation:

/\ - Slide
.  - Mute
h  - Hammer On
p  - Pull Off



Riff 1
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------5-4--------------5p4h5p4------|
|-----5-4-----3-4------5-4---------4-3--|
|-3-2--------------3-2------------------|
  . . . .          . . . .         . .

|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------5-4--------------5-4--8\7-----|
|-----5-4-----3-4------5-4------6\5-8\7-|
|-3-2--------------3-2--------------6\5-|
  . . . .          . . . .

Riff 2
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------4/5--------------------5\4-8\7-|
|-777777-666666-6666-4/5-2/3-444444-333333-3333-3\2-6\5-|
|-555555-444444-4444-2/3-----222222-111111-1111---------|

|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-5------7------8--8------------|
|-5------7------8--8----8\7-----|
|-3-3333-5-5555-6--6----6\5-8\7-|
|---------------------------6\5-|
    ....   ....

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------4/5--------------------5\4-8\7-|
|-777777-666666-6666-4/5-2/3-444444-333333-3333-3\2-6\5-|
|-555555-444444-4444-2/3-----222222-111111-1111---------|

|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-5------7----------------------|
|-5------7------8--8----8\7-----|
|-3-3333-5-5555-8--8----6\5-8\7-|
|---------------6--6--------6\5-|
    ....   ....


Riff 3 - Verse
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-8\7------7------8------9------8\7------7------8------8--10-|
|-6\5------5------6------7--7---6\5------5------6------7--8--|
|-----4444---4444---4444----5-------4444---4444---4444-------|

|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-8\7------7------8------9------8\7------7------8------8--10-|
|-6\5------5------6------7--7---6\5------5------6------7--8--|
|-----4444---4444---4444----5-------4444---4444---4444-------|


Riff 4 - Chorus
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------4/5-4/5-5\4-3--------------------4/5-4/5-5--8\7-|
|-------------------2/3-2/3-3\2-1--------------------2/3-2/3-3--6\5-|
|-22222222-11111111----------------22222222-11111111----------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------4/5-4/5-5\4-3--------------------4---5--8\7-|
|-------------------2/3-2/3-3\2-1--------------------2---3--6\5-|
|-22222222-11111111----------------22222222-11111111------------|




Riff 5                                         1st, 2nd, 3rd      4th
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------|----------|
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------|----------|
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------|-----10---|
|-7\6--------9-7\6--------9/10-7\6--------9-|-7\6--------10-9-|-7\6-10---|
|-5\4-8888-7-7-5\4-8888-7-7/8--5\4-8888-7-7-|-5\4-8888-7-8--7-|-5\4-8----|
|-----6666-5-------6666-5----------6666-5---|-----6666-5------|----------|



Now go back and play:

Riff 3
Riff 4, then...



Riff 6
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7------10-9-7/8-88888888-88888888--7------10-9-7/8-88888888-88888888-|
|-5-5555-8--7-5/6-66666666-66666666--5-5555-8--7-5/6-66666666-66666666-|
    ....                               ....

The second time you play this riff, finish it as shown below:

|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|---------------2-|
|-7------10-9-7-2-|
|-5-5555-8--7-5-0-|
    ....


Riff 7

Guitar 1
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-77777777-55555555-66666666----------77777777-55555555-66666666----------|
|----------------------------77777777----------------------------7p6-7----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-77777777-55555555-66666666----------77777777-55555555-66666666----------|
|----------------------------77776666----------------------------77776666-|

Guitar 2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-77777777-55555555-66666666----------77777777-55555555-66666666----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------77777777----------------------------7p6-7----|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-77777777-55555555-66666666----------77777777-55555555-66666666----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------77776666----------------------------77776666-|



Now play riff 6 again, then...



Riff 8 - (after bass lick)
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------4-3-5-3--4-5-3-4-2-3-1-2----------4-3-5-4--4-5-3-4-2-3------|
|-4-3-4-3-2-1-3-2-------------------4-3-4-3-2-1-3-2--4-5-3-4-2-3--4-3-|
|-2-1-2-1---------------------------2-1-2-1-----------------------2-1-|
  . . . . . . . .                   . . . . . . . .               . .

|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-2-1-------------------------------3-3-3-3----------|
|----------3h4p3h4p3h4-2h3p2h3p2h3--1-1-1-1------4-3-|
|------0-0-----------------------------------0-0-2-1-|
       . .                          . . . .  . . . .

---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|-2-1-------------------------------3-3-3-3--|
|----------3h4p3h4p3h4-2h3p2h3p2h3--1-1-1-1--|
|------0-0-----------------------------------|
       . .                          . . . .

After playing the above 3 bars twice through, end the riff as follows:
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------4-3-5-3--4-5-3-4-2-3-1-2----------4-3-5-4--4-5-3-4-2-3------|
|-4-3-4-3-2-1-3-2-------------------4-3-4-3-2-1-3-2--4-5-3-4-2-3--4-3-|
|-2-1-2-1---------------------------2-1-2-1-----------------------2-1-|
  . . . . . . . .                   . . . . . . . .               . .

|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-2-1-------------------------------3-3--|
|----------3h4p3h4p3h4-2h3p2h3p2h3--1-1--|
|------0-0-------------------------------|
       . .                          . .


Now go back and play:

Riff 4
Riff 5 - The very last time you play riff 5, play it as shown below, as
         it changes on the last play through for some reason. Read and
         listen to this next bar very carefully.


|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7\6--------9--7\6--------9/10--7\6--------9--7\6---------10--------9-|
|-5\4-8888-7-7--5\4-8888-7-7/8---5\4-8888-7-7--5\4-8888-7--8--10-777-7-|
|-----6666-5--------6666-5-----------6666-5--------6666-5-----8--555---|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-7\6--------9/10--7\6--------9--7\6-10---8\---2--|
|-5\4-8888-7-7/8---5\4-8888-7-7--5\4-8----8\---2--|
|-----6666-5-----------6666-5-------------6\---0--|


Well there you go. You will probably need to listen to the song and
read this tab carefully if you wish to play it correctly, as it is
not as clear cut as it seems. Send me an E-mail for comments or
suggestions.


Morbid Angel albums
2003 Heretic
2000 Gateways To Annihilation
1998 Formulas Fatal To The Flesh
1995 Domination
1993 Covenant
1991 Blessed Are The Sick
1989 Altars Of Madness
Altars Of Madness tabs
01Immortal Rites tabbass tab
02Suffocation tabbass tab
04Maze of Torment tabbass tab
05Lord Of All Fevers And Plague tabbass tab
06Chapel Of Ghouls tabbass tab
07Bleed For The Devil tabbass tab
08Damnation tabbass tab
09Blasphemy tabbass tab
10Evil Spells tabbass tab

 

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