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 suggestions.






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