Anthrax – Metal Thrashing Mad tab

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METAL THRASHING MAD
As recorded by Anthrax
(From the 1983 Album FISTFUL OF METAL)

Transcribed by B. Johnson
	

Words and Music by Anthrax
Arranged by Anthrax

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'

 Intro
  Fast Rock Q=184                  1.,2.,3.            4.
 4/4
  Gtr I
                     PM------------------------|       PM----|
H Q E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E 4x E E E E E E E E|-------------||-----------------|------------------||------------------||-------------||o----------------|-----------------o||------------------||-----------7-||--7--------------|---------------7--||------------------||-----------7-||--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--||-----------5-||o-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-o||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--||-------------||-----------------|------------------||------------------|
PM--| PM| PM| PM--| PM| PM| Q E E E E E E E E E E +E Q E +Q E E E E E E E E E E +E Q E|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------||----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------||-2--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2-||-2--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2-||-0--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-||----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
PM--| PM| PM| PM--| PM| PM| +Q E E E E E E E E E E +E Q E +Q E E E E E E E E E E +E Q E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|||------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|||-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2-|||-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2-|||-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-|||------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------||
1st, 2nd, 3rd Verses $ PM------------------------------------------------------------|
+Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|||o------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|||--(2)--------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------2--|||--(2)--------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------2--|||o-(0)--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
PM--------------------------------------------------------------|
+Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|||-(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-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Chorus PM PM| PM| W H Q. E Q Q +Q. E Q E E Q E E|----------|-------------|---------------|---------------||----------|-------------|---------------|---------------||-7--------|-------------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2------5------||-7--------|-3----5------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2------5------||-5--------|-3----5------|-1--1--(1)---0-|-0--0-0-3--3-3-||----------|-1----3----1-|---------------|---------------|
To Coda PM E E Q +Q. E H Q. E Q Q +Q. E Q Q H|-----------------|-------------|---------------|------------||-----------------|-------------|---------------|------------||-10-9-7--(7)-----|-------------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2--2--5----||-10-9-7--(7)-----|-3----5------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2--2--5----||--8-7-5--(5)-----|-3----5------|-1--1--(1)---0-|-0--0--3----||---------------0-|-1----3----1-|---------------|------------|
1. PM--| PM| PM| PM--| PM| PM| Q E E E E E E E E E E +E Q E +Q E E E E E E E E E E +E Q E|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------||----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------||-2--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2-||-2--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2-||-0--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-||----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
PM--| PM| PM| PM--| PM| PM| Q E E E E E E E E E E +E Q E +Q E E E E E E E E E E +E Q E|----------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------|||----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------o|||-2--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2--|||-2--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2--|||-0--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-o|||----------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------||
2. PM| PM| PM| PM| ~~~~~~ PM| PM| E E E E E E E E E E E E +H E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----2-----4-----|-5-----5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5---4s5---4--||-----2-----4-----|-5-----5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5-5-4s5-4-4--||-0-0---0-0---0-0-|---0-0-3-(3)----|-0-0---0-0---0-0-|----------------||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
PM| PM| PM| PM| ~~~~~~ PM| PM| E E E E E E E E E E E E +H E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|||-----2-----4-----|-5-----5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5---4s5---4--|||-----2-----4-----|-5-----5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5-5-4s5-4-4--|||-0-0---0-0---0-0-|---0-0-3-(3)----|-0-0---0-0---0-0-|----------------|||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||
Guitar Solo Gtr I H.. E E E E E Q Q|------------------------------|-------------------------------------||------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--7-------------------------9-|-9s===10-----x----9s===10----5-------||--7-------------------------9-|-9s===10-----x----9s===10----5-------||--5-------------------------7-|-7s====8-----x----7s====8----3-------||------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
| | Gtr II | ~~~~ | |---3---| |---3----| |---3---|
| E E E E E +H E E E E E E Q +Q|------------17----------------|-------------------------------------||-20---17-20----20b22-(20)-----|-x-20----17--------------------------||------------------------------|------------19-17---19---------------||------------------------------|-----------------------19--(19)b21\--||------------------------------|-------------------------------------||------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
+W Q. E Q. E|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------||-(5)----------------------------------|-12--------------10----10-----------7--------||-(5)----------------------------------|-12--------------10----10-----------7--------||-(3)----------------------------------|-10---------------8-----8-----------5--------||--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
| | |--3---| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3---| |---3----|
| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q +E. +S|--------------------------------------|-----------------------20---(20)b22---(20)---||--------------------------------------|-17-----17-20-17----17-----------------------||-----------------------------19-17-19-|-----19--------------------------------------||-----------------------17-19----------|---------------------------------------------||-----------15-17-15-19----------------|---------------------------------------------||-17--15-17----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
H.. E E E E E Q Q|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||--7---------------------------------9----|--9s===10-----x----9s===10--------5-------||--7---------------------------------9----|--9s===10-----x----9s===10--------5-------||--5---------------------------------7----|--7s====8-----x----7s====8--------3-------||-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
| | |---3---| |--3--| |--3--| |---3---| |---3----| |---3---| |--3--| |--3--|
| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-17------------------17------------------|-17---------------------17----------------||------20-18-20-19-20----20-18-20-18---20-|----20----18-20-19---20----20-18-20-18-20-||-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
+W Q. E Q. E|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-(5)----------------------------------|-12--------------10----10---------7--||-(5)----------------------------------|-12--------------10----10---------7--||-(3)----------------------------------|-10---------------8-----8---------5--||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
| | ~~~ | |--3---| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3---| |---3----|
| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q +Q|-17-----------------17----------------|-17----------------------------------||-----20-18-20-19-20----20-18-20-19-20-|-----20-19-17------------------------||--------------------------------------|--------------19----17-17---(17)\----||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
H.. E E E E E Q Q|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||--7---------------------------------9----|--9s===10-----x-----9s===10--------5------||--7---------------------------------9----|--9s===10-----x-----9s===10--------5------||--5---------------------------------7----|--7s====8-----x-----7s====8--------3------||-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
| | |---3---| |--3--| |--3--| |---3---| |---3----| |--3--| |-3--|
| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S S S E E E E E E|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-15---15-15------------------------------|-------------------------15----15-17-x-17-||-15---15-15-17-15-17-15------------------|-15-------15-17-15-17-17----17------------||------------------------17-17-17-17---17-|----17------------------------------------|
+W Q. E Q. E|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-(5)---------------------------------------------|-12--------------------10----10----7-||-(5)---------------------------------------------|-12--------------------10----10----7-||-(3)---------------------------------------------|-10---------------------8-----8----5-||-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
| | ~~~ | |----3----| |-----3-----|
| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E S S E E H|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|--------------17-17-------17-19------||-19--17-19-19-x-17----17-19-17----17----17----17-|-19--19-17-19-------19---------------||-------------------20----------20----20----20----|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
H.. E E E E E Q Q|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------||--7----------------------------------------9-|--9s===10-----x-----9s===10-----------5-------||--7----------------------------------------9-|--9s===10-----x-----9s===10-----------5-------||--5----------------------------------------7-|--7s====8-----x-----7s====8-----------3-------||---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
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| E S S S S S S S S S S S E. S S S S S S S S S S S S E +E|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------17-17----------------||-15---------------------17-17-15-15-15-15----|-20-20-17-17-17-17-17-17-------20-20-20-(20)\-||------17-17-17-17-17-17----------------------|----------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
+W Q. E Q. +E|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-(5)---------------------------------------|-12-----------------10-10----(10)\-||-(5)---------------------------------------|-12-----------------10-10----(10)\-||-(3)---------------------------------------|-10------------------8--8-----(8)\-||-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
| | ~~~ | |-----3------|
| S S S S S S S S S S S S E E E E Q Q H|-17h20-17-17-17-17-17-17-20-17-17-17-17-19-|-22p17-22b24==22b24----22r---------||-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
PM-| PM| PM| PM| ~~~~~~ PM| PM| E E E E E E E E E E E E +H E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------||--------2-----4-----|---5------5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5---4s5---4--||--------2-----4-----|---5------5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5-5-4s5-4-4--||---0--0---0-0---0-0-|------0-0-3-(3)----|-0-0---0-0---0-0-|----------------||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
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| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| +W +W W W|-(22)---------------|-(22)--------------|-----------------|----------------||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
PM| PM| PM| PM| ~~~~~~ PM| PM| E E E E E E E E E E E E +H E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|||-----2-----4-----|-5-----5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5---4s5---4--|||-----2-----4-----|-5-----5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5-5-4s5-4-4--|||-0-0---0-0---0-0-|---0-0-3-(3)----|-0-0---0-0---0-0-|----------------|||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||
PM--| PM| PM PM--| PM| PM| Q E E E E E E E E E E E Q E +Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|----------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------||----------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------||-2--------4-----|-5p0---4-xs7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4s3-3s2-2-||-2--------4-----|-5p0---4-xs7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4s3-3s2-2-||-0--0-0-0---0-0-|-----0--------0-|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0---------0-||----------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
D.S. al Coda PM--| PM| PM PM--| PM| PM| Q E E E E E E E E E E E Q E +Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|----------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|||----------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|||-2--------4-----|-5p0---4-xs7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4s3-3s2-2-|||-2--------4-----|-5p0---4-xs7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4s3-3s2-2-|||-0--0-0-0---0-0-|-----0--------0-|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0---------0-|||----------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------||
Out-Chorus & PM PM| PM| W H Q. E Q Q +Q. E Q E E Q E E|----------|-------------|---------------|---------------||----------|-------------|---------------|---------------||-7--------|-------------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2------5------||-7--------|-3----5------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2------5------||-5--------|-3----5------|-1--1--(1)---0-|-0--0-0-3--3-3-||----------|-1----3----1-|---------------|---------------|
PM E E Q +Q. E H Q. E Q Q +Q. E Q Q H|-----------------|-------------|---------------|------------||-----------------|-------------|---------------|------------||-10-9-7--(7)-----|-------------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2--2--5----||-10-9-7--(7)-----|-3----5------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2--2--5----||--8-7-5--(5)-----|-3----5------|-1--1--(1)---0-|-0--0--3----||---------------0-|-1----3----1-|---------------|------------|
Q. Q. Q Q. Q. Q Q. Q. Q|--------------|--------------|--------------|||--------------|--------------|--------------|||-7---------5--|-7---------5--|-7---------5--|||-7----3----5--|-7----3----5--|-7----3----5--|||-5----3----3--|-5----3----3--|-5----3----3--|||------1-------|------1-------|------1-------||
W +W|--------------------:-------------------------:|--------------------:-------------------------:|--7-----------------:--(7)--------------------:|--7-----------------:--(7)--------------------:|--5-----------------:--(5)--------------------:|--------------------:-------------------------:
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| Gtr II| H. Q +Q H Q|-15b17--------------:-------------------------:|--------------------:-------------------------:|------------10tr12--:-(10)--12tr14----14tr16--:|--------------------:-------------------------:|--------------------:-------------------------:|--------------------:-------------------------:
+W +W +H H|-------------------------:--------------:---------------*||-------------------------:--------------:---------------*||--(7)--------------------:--(7)---------:--(7)/---------*||--(7)--------------------:--(7)---------:--(7)/---------*||--(5)--------------------:--(5)---------:--(5)/---------*||-------------------------:--------------:---------------*|
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| \2_____________/| +Q Q H +W +H H|-------------------------:--------------:---------------*||-------------------------:--------------:---------------*||-(14)--16tr17--17tr19----:-(17)---------:-(17)/---------*||-------------------------:--------------:---------------*||-------------------------:--------------:---------------*||-------------------------:--------------:---------------*|
Duration Legend --------------- W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura + - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration) Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi- bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low melody durations appear below the staff Tablature Legend ---------------- h - hammer-on p - pull-off b - bend pb - pre-bend r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately) /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere") s - legato slide S - shift slide - natural harmonic [n] - artificial harmonic n(n) - tapped harmonic ~ - vibrato tr - trill T - tap TP - trem. picking PM - palm muting \n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip \n - tremolo bar down n/ - tremolo bar up /n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip = - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls <> - volume swell (louder/softer) x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash Misc Legend ----------- | - bar || - double bar ||o - repeat start o|| - repeat end *| - double bar (ending) : - bar (freetime) $ - Segno & - Coda Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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