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Suffocation    Morbid Angel



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


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