Slayer - Postmortem Chords & Tabs

 

Postmortem Chords & Tabs

Slayer Chords & Tabs

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Postmortem Tab

   
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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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Date: Fri, 29 Sep 1995 13:30:41 -0600
From: rchatterjee@mail.utexas.edu (Rohit Chatterjee)

Postmortem

- Slayer

>From the album Reign in Blood.

Transcribed by Rohit Chatterjee

This is the first Slayer song I learned. It is very easy, but you've got to have
a lot of energy to make it sound good.


Tune down 1/2 step.


e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-------------10-\-9----9-/-10-----11-\-9---------------------------------|
D|--9-------------10-\-9----9-/-10-----11-\-9---------------------------------|
A|--7--------------8-\-7----7-/--8------9-\-7---------------------------------|
E|--0----0-0-0------------0--------0------------------------------------------|

\------------ Play twice -----------/

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------10-\-9----9-/-10------8---8----------------------------------------|
D|---------10-\-9----9-/-10------8---8----------------------------------------|
A|----------8-\-7----7-/--8------6---6-----8--6------6--5---------------------|
E|--0-0-0----------0---------0-------------------7---------7------------------|

The first time, go back to the start.

Second time, play "Riff A" and then go back.

Third time, play "Riff A", play "Riff B", and then go to the main rhythm.

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

  \---- Riff A ----/ \---- Riff B ----/


 Main rhythm - Play all downstrokes.
 -----------

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2--3----------------------2--3---------------------2--3---------------|
A|--2--3----------------------2--3---------------------2--3---------------|
E|--0--1---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--1---0-0-0-0-0-0-|



e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------2---3-3-3--6-6-6--5-5-5--3-3-3------------------------------------|
A|------2---3-3-3--6-6-6--5-5-5--3-3-3------------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0---1-1-1--4-4-4--3-3-3--1-1-1------------------------------------|

( Repeat )

(Rhythm changes here)


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6----6-6-6-5-5-5-8-8-8-4----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------|
A|--6----6-6-6-5-5-5-8-8-8-4----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------|
E|--4----4-4-4-3-3-3-6-6-6-2----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------|


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--6----6-6-6-5-5-5-8-8-8-9----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----------------------|
A|--6----6-6-6-5-5-5-8-8-8-9----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----------------------|
E|--4----4-4-4-3-3-3-6-6-6-7----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------------|


(Back to main rhythm)

Second verse :

(Rhythm change)

(Back to intro)

A note should be included here :

During the second verse, one guitar does the original rhythm, while the
other plays this riff :

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/slayer/postmortem_tab.html ]
 Main rhythm (with change)
 -----------

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2--3----------------------2--3---------------------2--3---------------|
A|--2--3----------------------2--3---------------------2--3---------------|
E|--0--1---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--1---0-0-0-0-0-0-|



e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------3--------------2-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------5-4-3-----------4-3-2----------------------------------------|
E|--0-0-0-----------5-4------------4-3------------------------------------|

( Repeat )


Remember that ? It's from the intro.

Okay, after the intro is played for the second time, the tempo changes.

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------6-5-------------------------------------|
A|----7-6-5-----6-5----7-6-5-4-3------------------------------------------|
E|-0--------4-3------0----------------------------------------------------|

 Play twice while the drums fiddle around. When the drums and bass kick in,
 change all notes (except the open E) to fifth diads. That adds power.

 Then when the drums calm down, switch back to notes, play twice, then back to
 diads, play four times.

 Then hold the Ab5.

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----6------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----6------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----4------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then the drums and bass and one guitar all freeze, and only one guitar plays.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6--2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3--6-6-6-6--7-7-7-7--|

Once, then the second guitar does an upward gliss, and both do the same thing.
They both play through the lyrics.


Rhythm :

F#5  D5C#5C5F#5G5 A5Ab5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--------------------------------------|
D|---4-4-4-4--7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6--5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6--|
A|---4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4--3-3-3-3--4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7--6-6-6-6--|
E|---2-2-2-2-----------------------------2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5--4-4-4-4--|


Play 4 times.

Then back to single note rhythm

!
 /\
 ||
Guitars freeze

I always put in a 12 \ 0 slide on the bass E string here, it sounds cool.


Then it goes to the F#5, D5, C#5, C5, F#5, G5, A5, Ab5 rhythm, four times,
finally terminating on the E5 chord.

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----2------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----0------------------------------------------------------------------|


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If I fucked up anywhere, I'll change it, however, if someone catches the mistake
first, please tell me.



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