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Tabs: Metallica "Creeping Death"

Tabs: Metallica

 

USER-SUBMITTED TAB

Below is a user-submitted guitar tablature for the song "Creeping Death" by Metallica, one of several user-submitted tabs to be found on GuitarWorld.com.

Please note that this is not an official Guitar World tab. For official tabs, visit the Hal Leonard website.

Artist: Metallica

Song: "Creeping Death"

Album: Ride The Lightning

 

 

 

h= hammer-on
p= pull-off
p.m.= palm muted
~= Let ring
/= Slide up
\= Slide down
b= Bend
r= release bend
 
Intro:
                                             X2
e|-------------------------------------------||
B|-------------------------------------------||
G|-------------------------------------------||
D|---------------9---------------------9---7-||
A|---------------7---------------------7---5-||
E|--0-0-0-0-0-----------0-0-0-0-0------------||
    p.m......           p.m......
                                            X2
e|--------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------||
G|--------------------------------------||
D|-----------9---9-------------9--7---7-||      
A|-----------10--10-----------10--9---9-||
E|-0-0-0-0-0--------0-0-0-0-0-----------||                  
   p.m......        p.m......

 (Fill 1):

e|-------------||
B|-------------||
G|-------------||
D|-------------||
A|-7--5--4-----||
E|-5--3--2-----||

Verse:
                                         X8
e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------||
D|-----2-----2---2-----2-----------------||
A|-----2-----2---2-----2---2-3-2h3p2p0---||
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0---------------||
   p.m   p.m   .   p.m   .
                                         X4
e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------||
D|---------------------------------------||
A|-----5------5--------------------------||
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3--0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----||
   p.m    p.m    p.m................

                                         X2
e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------||
D|-----2-----2---2-----2-----------------||
A|-----2-----2---2-----2---2-3-2h3p2p0---||
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0---------------||
   p.m   p.m   .   p.m   .

e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------4--6--------||
D|-2~~-----------------------4--6--6-----||
A|-2~~-----------------------2--4--6-----||
E|-0~~-----------------------------4-----||

now the singing starts

                                         X8
e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------||
D|-----2-----2---2-----2-----------------||
A|-----2-----2---2-----2---2-3-2h3p2p0---||
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0---------------||
   p.m   p.m   .   p.m   . 

                                         X4
e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------||
D|---------------------------------------||
A|-----5------5--------------------------||
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3--0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----||
   p.m    p.m    p.m................

Chorus:
                                          X2
e|-----------------------------------------||
B|-----------------------------------------||
G|-9-------5--7--9/10--9-------5--7--10/12-||
D|-9-------5--7--9/10--9-------5--7--10/12-||
A|-7-------3--5--7/8---7-------3--5--8-/10-||
E|---0-0-0---------------0-0-0-------------||
     p.m..              p.m..

                                         X2
e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------||
D|-----2-----2---2-----2-----------------||
A|-----2-----2---2-----2---2-3-2h3p2p0---||
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0---------------||
   p.m   p.m   .   p.m   .

e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|--------------------------4--6---------||
D|-2~~----------------------4--6--6------||
A|-2~~----------------------2--4--6------||
E|-0~~----------------------------4------||

                                         X8
e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------||
D|-----2-----2---2-----2-----------------||
A|-----2-----2---2-----2---2-3-2h3p2p0---||
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0---------------||
   p.m   p.m   .   p.m   .

                                         X4
e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------||
D|---------------------------------------||
A|-----5------5--------------------------||
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3--0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----||
   p.m    p.m    p.m................

Chorus:
                                          X2
e|-----------------------------------------||
B|-----------------------------------------||
G|-9-------5--7--9/10--9-------5--7--10/12-||
D|-9-------5--7--9/10--9-------5--7--10/12-||
A|-7-------3--5--7/8---7-------3--5--8-/10-||
E|---0-0-0---------------0-0-0-------------||
     p.m..               p.m..

                                         X2
e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------||
D|-----2-----2---2-----2-----------------||
A|-----2-----2---2-----2---2-3-2h3p2p0---||
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0---------------||
   p.m   p.m   .   p.m   .

e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|--------------------------4--6---------||
D|-2~~----------------------4--6--6------||
A|-2~~----------------------2--4--6------||
E|-0~~----------------------------4------||
 
Sorry I don't have the solo yet but I have the backing riff.
I not 100% sure about this riff but it's sound something like that.
  
e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|*--------------------------------------||
D|*----2-----2---2-----2-----------------||
A|-----2-----2---2-----2---2-3-2h3p2p0---||
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0---------------||
   p.m   p.m   .   p.m   .
                                        X8
e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|-----2-----2---2-----2----------------*||
D|-----2-----2---2-----2----------------*||
A|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-2-3-2h3p2p0---||
E|---------------------------------------||
   p.m   p.m   .   p.m   . 
         
        
                  
After the solo:

E|-----/12\------------||

Bridge:

                                        X8
e|--------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------||
G|-9---------10-7--9---------12--10-----||
D|-9---------10-7--9---------12--10-----||
A|-7---------8--5--7---------10--8------||
E|---0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0------------||
     p.m....         p.m....
                                          X2
e|--------------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------------||
G|--------------------------------------||
D|-----2-----2---2-----2----------------||
A|-----2-----2---2-----2---2-3-2h3p2p0--||
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0--------------||
   p.m   p.m   .   p.m   .

e|----------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------||
G|----------------------------------------||
D|-2~~------?(I could't figure this part)-||
A|-2~~------------------------------------||
E|-0~~------------------------------------||

                                          X8
e|----------------------------------------||
B|----------------------------------------||
G|----------------------------------------||
D|-----2-----2---2-----2------------------||
A|-----2-----2---2-----2---2-3-2h3p2p0----||
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0----------------||
   p.m   p.m   .   p.m   . 

                                         X4
e|---------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------||
G|---------------------------------------||
D|---------------------------------------||
A|-----5------5--------------------------||
E|-0-0-3--0-0-3--0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----||
   p.m    p.m    p.m................

Chorus :
                                          X2
e|-----------------------------------------||
B|-----------------------------------------||
G|-9-------5--7--9/10--9-------5--7--10/12-||
D|-9-------5--7--9/10--9-------5--7--10/12-||
A|-7-------3--5--7/8---7-------3--5--8-/10-||
E|---0-0-0---------------0-0-0-------------||
      p.m..                p.m..
                                          X6
e|-----------------------------------------||
B|-----------------------------------------||
G|-----------------------------------------||
D|-----2-----2---2~~------2-----2---3~~----||
A|-----2-----2---2~~------2-----2---3~~----||
E|-0-0---0-0---0------0-0---0-0---0--------||
   p.m   p.m   .      p.m   p.m   .

    (after the second time off ^^^^ do this)


  (2 guitars....one above the others)
                                   X8
e|---------------------------------||
B|--15br--13--12--12br------13-----||
G|--14br--12--11--11br--14--12-----||
D|----------------------14---------||
A|---------------------------------||
E|---------------------------------||

(the two last time of ^^^ do this)
                                X4
e|------------------------------||
B|------------------------------||
G|-9-7-5-4~--5-4---5------------||
D|-9-7-5-4~--5-4---5------------||
A|-7-5-3-2~--3-2-0-3------------||
E|------------------------------||

(after two time of ^^^ do this little solo).
                                        X2
e|--------------------------------------||
B|-19p16p0(X8)--20p17p0(X8)-------------||
G|--------------------------------------||
D|--------------------------------------||
A|--------------------------------------||
E|--------------------------------------||

The second time....do the 20p17p0 X4 and the do the intro again

                                          X2
e|-----------------------------------------||
B|-----------------------------------------||
G|-----------------------------------------||
D|--------------9-----------------9---7----||
A|--------------7-----------------7---5----||
E|--0-0-0-0-0--------0-0-0-0-0-------------||
    p.m......           p.m......
                                          X2
e|-----------------------------------------||
B|-----------------------------------------||
G|-----------------------------------------||
D|--------------9---9-------------9--7---7-||      
A|-------------10--10------------10--9---9-||
E|--0-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-0-----------||                  
    p.m......            p.m......

e|--------------||
B|--------------||
G|--------------||
D|--------------||
A|-7--5--4------||
E|-5--3--2------||

e|--------------------------------||
B|--------------------------------||
G|--------------------------------||
D|-2(strum this power chords -----||
A|-2-has many time you need to)---||
E|-0------------------------------||

And after the first time you hit this chords there two guitars 
that those this.(one above the other)

e|----------------------------14-15-14-|
B|---------------------16-17--7--8--7--|
G|-----------14-16-17--8--9------------|
D|-14-16-17--7--9--10------------------|
A|-7--9--10----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------||
B|-17-16----------------------||       
G|-9--8--17--16-14------------||
D|-------10--9--7---17--16-14-||
A|------------------10--9--7--||
E|----------------------------||


           

Lyrics:

Slaves
Hebrews born to serve, to the pharaoh
Heed
To his every word, live in fear
Faith
Of the unknown one, the deliverer
Wait
Something must be done, four hundred years

So let it be written, so let it be done
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written, so let it be done
To kill the first born pharaoh son
I'm creeping death

Now
Let my people go, land of Goshen
Go
I will be with thee, bush of fire
Blood
Running red and strong down the Nile
Plague
Darkness three days long, hail to fire

So let it be written, so let it be done
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written, so let it be done
To kill the first-born pharaoh son
I'm creeping death

Die by my hand
I creep across the land
Killing first-born man

Die by my hand
I creep across the land
Killing first-born man

I
Rule the midnight air, the destroyer
Born
I shall soon be there, deadly mass
I
Creep the steps and floor, final darkness
Blood
Lamb's blood, painted doors, I shall pass

So let it be written, so let it be done
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written, so let it be done
To kill the first-born pharaoh son
I'm creeping death

 

 



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