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/ The following is the author's own interpretation of the song, to be used  /
/ for private use and studying                                             /
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                              SLAYER - WAR ENSEMBLE      
                        From the Album SEASONS IN THE ABYSS
                        Copyright 1990 DEF AMERICAN RECORDS
                      
                           Version 1.0 - October 1998

Transcription By: [email protected]

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NOTATION
Chords:

G5           3 5 5 x x x
Bb5          6 8 8 x x x
A5           5 7 7 x x x
E5           0 2 x x x x
F#5          2 4 x x x x
A5 (type 2)  5 7 x x x x
G5 (type 2)  3 5 x x x x
F5           1 3 x x x x
Ab5          4 6 6 x x x
F5 (type 2)  1 3 3 x x x
F5 (type 3)  x 3 3 x x x

Notation:

^     hammer-on or pull-off... whichever is appropriate
+     right-hand tap
.     palm mute
/     slide up
     slide down
(#)   whammy bar - # indicates number of steps the pitch is changed
*     artificial harmonic
b(#)  bend - # indicates number of steps the pitch is raised
r     release bend

Fast Rock (quarter note = 220)

Tuning: Eb(Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Bb,Eb)

Intro:

 Gtr. I (Riff A)
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------8-------7-------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------8-------7-------|
|-3^1^0-0-0-0-3^1^0-0-0-0-3^1^0-0-|-0-0-3^1^0-0-0-0-6-------5-------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------.---.-------------------|
|-----------------------------.---|-.---.---2---1---.---.---.---.---|
|-3^1^0-0-0-0-3^1^0-0-0-0-3^1-0---|-0---3-----------0---3---2---1---|
                                                         (end Riff A)

Riff A is played four times.


 Gtr I + II (Rhy. Fig. 1)
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2-------.---5---4-------.---6---|-5-------.---9---8-------8------|
|-0-------0---3---2-------0---4---|-3-------0---7---6-------6------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------5---4-----------6---|-5-----------9---8-------8------|
|-2-------.---3---2-------.---4---|-3-------.---7---6-------6------|
|-0-------0---------------0-------|---------0-----------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2-------.---5---4-------.---6---|-5-------.---9---8-------8------|
|-0-------0---3---2-------0---4---|-3-------0---7---6-------6------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------6---5-----------7---|-6-----------9---8-------8------|
|-2-------.---4---3-------.---5---|-4-------.---7---6-------6------|
|-0-------0---------------0-------|---------0-----------------------|
                                                    (end Rhy. Fig. 1)

1st & 2nd Verses

 Gtr I + II (Rhy. Fig. 2)
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3---.-.-.---3---.-.-.---3---.---|-6---.-.-.---6---.-.-.---6---.---|
|-----3-3-3-------3-3-3-------3---|-----3-3-3-------3-3-3-------3---|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-5---.-.-.---5---.-.-.---5---.---|-4---.-.-.---4---.-.-.---4---.---|
|-----3-3-3-------3-3-3-------3---|-----3-3-3-------3-3-3-------3---|
                                                    (end Rhy. Fig. 2)

Rhy. Fig. 2 is played four times, then Riff A is played 1.5 times.

Propaganda death ensemble, burial to be.
Corpse rotting through the night in blood-laced misery.
Scorched earth, the policy, the reason for the siege.
The pendulum it shaves the blade, strafing air blood raid.

The four bars before Verse 2 are quarter-note E5 chords hit once
every half-bar (except on the fourth bar, it's only hit once).

Rhy. Fig. 2 is then played four more times during Verse 2.

Infiltration push reserves, encircle the front lines.
Supreme art of strategy playing on the minds.
Bombard till submission, take all to their graves.
Indication of triumph, the numbers that are dead.

Chorus

 Gtr. I + II (Rhy. Fig. 3)
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2-------.---5---4-------.---6---|-5-------.---9---8-------8------|
|-0-------0---3---2-------0---4---|-3-------0---7---6-------6------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2-------.---5---4-------.---6---|-5-------.---9---8-------8------|
|-0-------0---3---2-------0---4---|-3-------0---7---6-------6------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|
|-2---2---2---2---2---7---7---7---|-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
                                                    (End Rhy. Fig. 3)

Sport the war!
War support!

Play Rhy. Fig. 1

The sport is war, total war
{1. when victory's really massacre}
{2. when victory's really survival}
{3. when the end is a slaughter}
The final swing is not a drill
It's how many people I can kill!

 Gtr. I + II (Rhy. Fig. 4)

 F#5                        A5(t2) G5(t2)                      E5
    . . . . . . . . . . . .           . . . . . . . . . . . .
| ======= ======= ======= -----   | ======= ======= ======= -----   |
| | | | | | | | | | | | | |   |   | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   |   |
| / / / / / / / / / / / / /   /   | / / / / / / / / / / / / /   /   |

 F#5                        A5(t2) G5(t2)           F5
    . . . . . . . . . . . .           . . . . . . .   . . . . . . .
| ======= ======= ======= -----   | ======= ======= ======= ======= |
| | | | | | | | | | | | | |   |   | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
| / / / / / / / / / / / / /   /   | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / |
                                                    (end Rhy. Fig. 4)

Rhy. Fig. 4 is played 3.75 times while Gtr. III plays the solo.  During
the last bar of the solo, Gtr. I + II plays a quarter note G5 (type 2)
and then a quarter note F5 after a quarter note rest.

Gtr. III (Solo I)
   *
|--17b(1)------------------r-----|---------------------------------|
|-x---------------------------0--|---------------------------------|
|x----------------------------0--|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-/7b(1)-r-b(1)-5--10^8^7---------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------10^8^7-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------.-.-.--7--------|
|-.--.-.---.-.-.---.-.-.---.-.-.--|-.-.-.---.-.-.---7^8^10----------|
|-10^8^7---8^7^5---8^6^5---3^5^7--|-5^6^8---7^8^10------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-15-----------------------------|-/10b(1)-------r/12b(1)-------r-|
|-14b(1)-------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

                                    (-1) (-1) (-1) (-1)
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2b(1)-------2/4b(1)-----r-------|-0-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-5^3^2---5^3^2-------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------5^3^2---5^3^2---|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-5^3^2---5^3^2---5^7^5---9^7^9---|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-.---.---.-.-.-------------------|---------.---.-----------7---7---|
|-7-.-7---9^7^9-----------.-.-.---|-.-.-.---7-.-7---9^7^9-----9-----|
|---9------------.--.-.---7^9^7---|-9^7^9-----9---------------------|
|----------------10^7^10----------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-/9b(1)-------r-b(1)--------r----|-9b(1)-------r-b(1)--------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------/10b(1)------r-|-/13b(1)----r---/15b(1.75)---r-|
|-/10b(1)------r-----------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
                                                         (end Solo I)

Play Chorus, then hit a quarter note E5.  No guitar after that during
the two bar drum fill.

Slower (quarter note = 196)

 Gtr. I + II (Interlude - played twice)
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----8---7-------.---.-------.---|-.-------.---.---5---7---8-------|
|-.---8---7---.---6---5---.---8---|-7---.---7---6---5---7---8-------|
|-0-----------0---6---5---0---8---|-7---0---7---6---3---5---6-------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----8---7-------.---.-------.---|-.-------.---.---5---8---6-------|
|-.---8---7---.---6---5---.---8---|-7---.---7---6---5---8---6-------|
|-0-----------0---6---5---0---8---|-7---0---7---6---3---6---4-------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----8---7-------.---.-------.---|-.-------.---.---8---6---5-------|
|-.---8---7---.---6---5---.---8---|-7---.---7---6---8---6---5-------|
|-0-----------0---6---5---0---8---|-7---0---7---6---6---4---3-------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----8---7-------.---.-------.---|-.-------.---.---3-------3-------|
|-.---8---7---.---6---5---.---8---|-7---.---7---6---3-------3-------|
|-0-----------0---6---5---0---8---|-7---0---7---6---1-------1-------|
                                                      (end Interlude)

3rd & 4th Verses

 E5                                                 G5      A5
  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .     .   .   .   .
| -------------   -------------   | -------------   |       |       |
| |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | |   |   |   |   |       |       |
| /   /   /   /   /   /   /   /   | /   /   /   /   /       /       |

 B5               E5                                G5      Bb5
                  .   .   .   .     .   .   .   .              
| |              -------------   | -------------   |       |       |
| |              |   |   |   |   | |   |   |   |   |       |       |
| /              /   /   /   /   | /   /   /   /   /       /       |

 Ab5              E5                                Bb5     Ab5
                  .   .   .   .     .   .   .   .              
| |              -------------   | -------------   |       |       |
| |              |   |   |   |   | |   |   |   |   |       |       |
| /              /   /   /   /   | /   /   /   /   /       /       |

 G5               E5                                F5 (type 2)
                  .   .   .   .     .   .   .   .
| |              -------------   | -------------   |       |       |
| |              |   |   |   |   | |   |   |   |   |       |       |
| /              /   /   /   /   | /   /   /   /   /       /       |

                  E5                                G5      A5
                  .   .   .   .     .   .   .   .
| |               -------------   | -------------   |       |       |
| |               |   |   |   |   | |   |   |   |   |       |       |
| /               /   /   /   /   | /   /   /   /   /       /       |

 Bb5              E5                                G5      Bb5
                  .   .   .   .     .   .   .   .
| |              -------------   | -------------   |       |       |
| |              |   |   |   |   | |   |   |   |   |       |       |
| /              /   /   /   /   | /   /   /   /   /       /       |

 Ab5              E5                                Bb5     Ab5
                  .   .   .   .     .   .   .   .
| |              -------------   | -------------   |       |       |
| |              |   |   |   |   | |   |   |   |   |       |       |
| /              /   /   /   /   | /   /   /   /   /       /       |

 G5               E5                                F5 (type 2)
                  .   .   .  .      .   .   .   .
| |              -------------   | -------------   |       |       |
| |              |   |   |   |   | |   |   |   |   |       |       |
| /              /   /   /   /   | /   /   /   /   /       /       |

Be dead, fiend from above when darkness falls.
Descend on to my sights, your fallen walls.
Spearhead, break through the lines, flanked all around.
Soldiers of attrition forward their ground.

After a 2/4 bar, play the Interlude, then play the 4th verse.

Regime prophetic age, old in its time.
Flowing beings run on through, deep in the rhine.
Center of the web, all battles scored.
What is our war crimes era forever more!

Return to the original tempo and for the next four bars, play
an eighth note E5, followed by an eighth note rest, followed by an
eighth note E5, etc...  This four bar figure is Rhy. Fig. 5 and it
is played a total of four times.  Then, play Rhy. Fig. 3 once, and
finally, play Rhy. Fig. 1.  That takes you to the 5th verse.  This
second solo begins after Rhy. Fig. 5 is repeated 1.5 times.

 Gtr. IV (Solo II)
  pick slides
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-x-----------------------x-------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------+---+-----------+---+-----|-------+---+-----------+---+-----|
|-0^4^5-8^5-8^5^4^0^4^5-8^5-8^5^4^|-0^4^5-8^5-8^5^4^0^4^5-8^5-8^5^4^|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------+---+-----------+---+-----|-------+---+-----------+---+-----|
|-0^3^5-7^5-7^5^3^0^3^5-7^5-7^5^3^|-0^3^5-7^5-7^5^3^0^4^5-8^5-8^5^4^|

|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------+----+------------+----+------|-------+----+------------+----+------|
|-0^4^7-10^7-10^7^4^0^4^7-10^7-10^7^4^|-0^4^7-10^7-10^7^4^0^5^8-10^8-10^8^5^|

|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|--------+-----+--------------+-----+-------|
|-0^7^10-13^10-13^10^7^0^7^10-13^10-13^10^7^|

|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|-/12-----------------------------|
|---------------------------15^0^9^12^9-|---------------------------------|
|------------------15^0^8^11-------------|---------------------------------|
|-0^7^10-16^0^10^13----------------------|---------------------------------|

|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------13----13--15-13-15--17-15-17-|
|---------------------------12-14-|-16-14-16-----16------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

|-13----13--15-13-15--17-15-17-----------|-----------------b(1)------------|
|----17----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|-r--b(1)--r--b(1)--r--b(1)------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-|
|-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-13-------------------13|
|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-13-------------------13|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-17-17-17-17-17----16-13-17-17-17-17-17----16-13-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-19-19-19-19-19----17-16-19-19-19-19-19----17-16-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-16-16-16-16-16----13-12-16-16-16-16-16----13-12-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-16-13----12-------------------------------------|
|----------------15-13----12----------------------|
|-------------------------------14---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------12----12-|
|-----------12----12--15-12-15-----15----|
|-15-12-15-----15------------------------|

|----------------------------------------|-12--------------12--------------|
|-------------------------------13----13-|-15b(1)----------15b(1)----------|
|-----------12----12--14-12-14-----14----|---------------------------------|
|-14-12-14-----14------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

                                   (Fifth verse starts here)
|-17-------------19---------------|-22b(1)--------------------------|
|-20b(1)---------22b(1)-----------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

5th Verse

 Gtr. I + II (Rhy. Fig. 6)
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-2-----------2-----------2-------|-5-----------5-----------5-------|
|-2---.-.-.---2---.-.-.---2---.---|-5---.-.-.---5---.-.-.---5---.---|
|-----0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0---|-----0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0---|

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-4-----------4-----------4-------|-3-----------3-----------3-------|
|-4---.-.-.---4---.-.-.---4---.---|-3---.-.-.---3---.-.-.---3---.---|
|-----0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0---|-----0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0---|
                                                    (end Rhy. Fig. 6)

Play Rhy. Fig. 6 3.75 times.

Propaganda war ensemble, burial to be.
Bones shining by the night, in blood-laced misery.
Campaign of elimination, twisted psychology.
When victory is to survive and death is defeat.

Then play a quarter note F5 (type 3), a quarter note rest, and do
a pick slide.  Play the chorus, play the first two bars of Riff A
twice, and then the last four bars use E5 and F5.. the rhythm
should be easy to figure out.

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