Slayer - Postmortem tab

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POSTMORTEM
As recorded by Slayer
(From the 1986 Album REIGN IN BLOOD)

Transcribed by Fenian
	

Words and Music by Jeff Hanneman

Ab5
4 6 6 x x x

Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Untitled'
Gtr II (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Untitled'

 Intro
  Q.=140
 12/8
  Gtrs I, II
       PM--|      PM     PM         PM--|      PM     PM
  Q.   E E E  E E E E  E E    E  Q  E E E  E E E E  E E
|--------------------------|----------------------------||--------------------------|----------------------------||------------10s9---9s10---|-13s12--------10s9---9s10---||-9----------10s9---9s10---|-13s12--------10s9---9s10---||-7-----------8s7---7s=8---|-11s10---------8s7---7s=8---||-0----0-0-0------0------0-|--------0-0-0------0------0-|
PM--| PM PM E Q E E E E E E E E E|------------------------------||------------------------------||-13s12--------10s9---9s10-----||-13s12--------10s9---9s10-----||-11s10---------8s7---7s=8-----||--------0-0-0------0------0---|
PM--| PM PM Q. Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E E E E E E E|-----------------------||---------------------------||-----------------------||o--------------------------||-8----8----------------||-------------10s9---9s10---||-8----8----------------||-------------10s9---9s10---||-6----6----8-6---6-5---||o-------------8s7---7s=8---||---------------7-----7-||--0----0-0-0------0------0-|
PM--| PM PM PM--| PM PM E Q E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E|----------------------------|----------------------------||----------------------------|----------------------------||-13s12--------10s9---9s10---|-13s12--------10s9---9s10---||-13s12--------10s9---9s10---|-13s12--------10s9---9s10---||-11s10---------8s7---7s=8---|-11s10---------8s7---7s=8---||--------0-0-0------0------0-|--------0-0-0------0------0-|
1. 2. 6/8 12/8 Q. 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|-----------------------|--------------||-------------------------|||-----------------------|-------------o||-------------------------|||-8----8----------------|--------------||-------------------------|||-8----8----------------|-3------------||-3-----------2-----------|||-6----6----8-6---6-5---|---5-4-3-----o||---5-4-3-------4-3-2-----|||---------------7-----7-|---------4-0--||---------4-0---------3-0-||
Pre-Verse Q E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E||-------------------------|------------------------|||o------------------------|------------------------|||-------------------------|------------------------|||--2--3-------------------|-2--3-------------------|||o-2--3-------------------|-2--3-------------------|||--0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|------------------------|--------------------------|||------------------------|-------------------------o|||------------------------|--------------------------|||-2--3-------------------|-2s3-3-3s6-6-6s5-5-5s3-3--|||-2--3-------------------|-2s3-3-3s6-6-6s5-5-5s3-3-o|||-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0s1-1-1s4-4-4s3-3-3s1-1--||
Verse Q E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E|------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||-2--3-------------------|-2--3-------------------||-2--3-------------------|-2--3-------------------||-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|------------------------|----------------------------||------------------------|----------------------------||------------------------|----------------------------||-2--3-------------------|-2s3-3-3s6-6-6s5-5-5s3-3----||-2--3-------------------|-2s3-3-3s6-6-6s5-5-5s3-3----||-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0s1-1-1s4-4-4s3-3-3s1-1----|
Q E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E|------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||-2--3-------------------|-2--3-------------------||-2--3-------------------|-2--3-------------------||-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|------------------------|----------------------------||------------------------|----------------------------||------------------------|----------------------------||-2--3-------------------|-2s3-3-3s6-6-6s5-5-5s3-3----||-2--3-------------------|-2s3-3-3s6-6-6s5-5-5s3-3----||-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0s1-1-1s4-4-4s3-3-3s1-1----|
PM------------------------------------------------- E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-6-6-6-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
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E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-6-6-6-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----|
PM------------------------------------------------- E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-6-6-6-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
-------------------------------| PM--|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q. E E E Q.|-------------------------|------------------------|||-------------------------|------------------------|||-------------------------|------------------------|||-------------------------|------------------------|||-------------------------|-------9----------9-----|||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-6-6-6-|-7-7-7-7----7-7-7-7-----||
Q E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E||-------------------------|------------------------|||o------------------------|------------------------|||-------------------------|------------------------|||--2--3-------------------|-2--3-------------------|||o-2--3-------------------|-2--3-------------------|||--0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|------------------------|----------------------------|||------------------------|---------------------------o|||------------------------|----------------------------|||-2--3-------------------|-2s3-3-3s6-6-6s5-5-5s3-3----|||-2--3-------------------|-2s3-3-3s6-6-6s5-5-5s3-3---o|||-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0s1-1-1s4-4-4s3-3-3s1-1----||
Verse Q E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E|------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||-2--3-------------------|-2--3-------------------||-2--3-------------------|-2--3-------------------||-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|------------------------|----------------------------||------------------------|----------------------------||------------------------|----------------------------||-2--3-------------------|-3-----------2--------------||-2--3-------------------|---5-4-3-------4-3-2--------||-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------4-0---------3-0----|
Q E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E|------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||-2--3-------------------|-2--3-------------------||-2--3-------------------|-2--3-------------------||-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|------------------------|----------------------------||------------------------|----------------------------||------------------------|----------------------------||-2--3-------------------|-3-----------2--------------||-2--3-------------------|---5-4-3-------4-3-2--------||-0--1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------4-0---------3-0----|
PM------------------------------------------------- E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-6-6-6-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
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E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-6-6-6-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----|
PM----------------------------------------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-6-6-6-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
PM--| PM--------|
Q. E E E Q. Q. E E E E E E E E E Q.|----------------------|-------------------------|||----------------------|-------------------------|||----------------------|-------------------------|||----------------------|-------------------------|||-6----------5----8----|-------------9-9-9-9-----|||-4----4-4-4-3----6----|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----||
PM--| PM PM PM--| PM PM Q. E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|----------------------------||--------------------------|----------------------------||------------10s9---9s10---|-13s12--------10s9---9s10---||------------10s9---9s10---|-13s12--------10s9---9s10---||-------------8s7---7s=8---|-11s10---------8s7---7s=8---||-0----0-0-0------0------0-|--------0-0-0------0------0-|
PM--| PM PM E Q E E E E E E E E E Q. Q. E E E E E E|----------------------------|--------------------------|||----------------------------|--------------------------|||-13s12--------10s9---9s10---|-8----8-------------------|||-13s12--------10s9---9s10---|-8----8-------------------|||-11s10---------8s7---7s=8---|-6----6----8-6---6-5------|||--------0-0-0------0------0-|---------------7-----7----||
PM--| PM PM Q. E E E E E E E E E||---------------------------|||o--------------------------|||-------------10s9---9s10---|||-------------10s9---9s10---|||o-------------8s7---7s=8---|||--0----0-0-0------0------0-|
PM--| PM PM PM--| PM PM E Q E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E|----------------------------|----------------------------||----------------------------|----------------------------||-13s12--------10s9---9s10---|-13s12--------10s9---9s10---||-13s12--------10s9---9s10---|-13s12--------10s9---9s10---||-11s10---------8s7---7s=8---|-11s10---------8s7---7s=8---||--------0-0-0------0------0-|--------0-0-0------0------0-|
1. 2. 6/8 12/8 Q. 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|-----------------------|--------------||-------------------------|||-----------------------|-------------o||-------------------------|||-8----8----------------|--------------||-------------------------|||-8----8----------------|-3------------||-3-----------2-----------|||-6----6----8-6---6-5---|---5-4-3-----o||---5-4-3-------4-3-2-----|||---------------7-----7-|---------4-3--||---------4-3---------3-2-||
Interlude Q=164 4/4 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E||------------------|------------------||||o-----------------|-----------------o||||------------------|------------------||||------------------|-------------7-6--||||o---8-7-6-----7-6-|---8-7-6-4-3-----o||||--0-------5-4-----|-0----------------||
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E||-------------------|-------------------||||o------------------|------------------o||||-------------------|--------------9-8--||||----10-9-8-----9-8-|---10-9-8-6-5-7-6--||||o----8-7-6-7-6-7-6-|----8-7-6-4-3-----o||||--0--------5-4-----|-0-----------------||
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E||------------------|------------------||||o-----------------|-----------------o||||------------------|------------------||||------------------|-------------7-6--||||o---8-7-6-----7-6-|---8-7-6-4-3-----o||||--0-------5-4-----|-0----------------||
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E 4x||-------------------|-------------------||||o------------------|------------------o||||-------------------|--------------9-8--||||----10-9-8-----9-8-|---10-9-8-6-5-7-6--||||o----8-7-6-7-6-7-6-|----8-7-6-4-3-----o||||--0--------5-4-----|-0-----------------||
H.=H Ab5 Gtr II W +W +W | | | / / /
Gtr I TP TP H H H. Q +W|-----------|-------------:--------|||-----------|-------------:--------|||-----------|-------------:--------|||-6---------|-------------:--------|||-6----6----|--6-------6--:-(6)----|||-4----4----|--4-------4--:-(4)----||
Interlude 2 Q=240 Ab5 Gtr II Q Q H W | /
Gtr I E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E E S S S S|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
W Q H. | x
E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E|-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-6-6-6-6--6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
Gtrs I, II E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E E S S S S|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E|-------------------------|----------------------------|||-------------------------|----------------------------|||-------------------------|----------------------------|||-------------------------|----------------------------|||-------------------------|----------------------------|||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7----||
Out-Verse 1 & 2 E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E E S S S S||--------------------------|-------------------------|||o-------------------------|-------------------------|||--------------------------|-------------------------|||--------------------------|-------------------------|||o-------------------------|-------------------------|||--4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E|-------------------------|---------------------------||-------------------------|---------------------------||-------------------------|---------------------------||-------------------------|---------------------------||-------------------------|---------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E E S S S S|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
1. E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E|-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7----|
E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-||-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------|-------------------------|
E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-||-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------|-------------------------|
E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E|-------------------------|-----------------------------|||-------------------------|----------------------------o|||-------------------------|-----------------------------|||-------------------------|-----------------------------|||-------------------------|----------------------------o|||-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-----||
2. 7/8 4/4 Q Q Q E E S S S S E E S S S S E|--------------||--------------------------||--------------||o-------------------------||--------------||--------------------------||--------------||--------------------------||-9------------||o-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-||-7--------11\-||--2-2-2-2-2-2-------------|
E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E|-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-|--------------------------||-------------------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
1. 2. H.=H E S S S S E E S S S S E H H W +W W|--------------------------||-----------||----------|------------|------*||-------------------------o||-----------||----------|------------|------*||--------------------------||-----------||----------|------------|------*||--------------------------||-----------||----------|------------|------*||-------------------------o||-9----8----||-2--------|-(2)--------|------*||-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6--||-7----6----||-0--------|-(0)--------|------*|
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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