#1
Well, last night from about 11:40 till 1:40, I, out of the blue, randomly decided to write a metal tune. I've always wanted to write a metal song, but I've never really accomplished that with the exception of one crappy one I wrote just when I was beginning guitar. Anyways, here it is. It's a pretty melodious song, but obviously I couldn't perfectly depict the rhthym through the tab. Imagine it at a tempo around that of an early Metallica song.

Anyways, UG won't let me post over 10,000 characters, so I'm going to put the first half of the song in the this post, and the second half of the song in a second post.

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------| x2
D|------------------------------------------------------------------| All
A|--7/6---6---6---6-7/6---6---6---6-7/6---6---6---6-9--9-9-9-9-9-9--| palm
E|--5/4-4---4---4---5/4-4---4---4---5/4-4---4---4---7--7-7-7-7-7-7--| muted.

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

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------4---4-6b~--|
D|--------------------------------------------------4----4-6---6--------|
A|--7/6---6---6---6-7/6---6---6---6-7/6---6---6---6----6----------------|
E|--5/4-4---4---4---5/4-4---4---4---5/4-4---4---4-----------------------|


e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|--4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4--7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--|
E|--0---------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|--4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4--7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------4-------------7-----------------2---------------------|
G|-----------5----5------------8----8-6----------3----3/4-----------------|
D|--------------6---------------------------------------------------------|
A|--7/6--6-6----------7/9--9-9----------9/4--4-4----------6--6--6--6-6-6--|
E|--5/4--4-4----------5/7--7-7----------7/2--2-2----------4--4--4--4-4-4--|

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


e|--------------------------------------------|
B|---------------2----------------------------|
G|------------3----3/4-/3-/6------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--9/4--4-4-----------------6--6--6--6-6-6~--|
E|--7/2--2-2-----------------4--4--4--4-4-4~--|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------4~--|
A|-----------------2--6/7--7/6--6/4--2~--|
E|--4/5--5/4--4/2-----4/5--5/4--4/2------|

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

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------7b~--|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------5-7-7b~--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------5---5-7----------|
A|--7/6----------4-5-7/6----------4-5-7/6----------4-5-7----7--------------|
E|--5/4--0-4-5-7-----5/4--0-4-5-7-----5/4--0-4-5-7-------------------------|

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

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

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------8/9/8----------5br----------3br-----------------|
D|---9--9-9-9-------6--6-6-6-----4--4-4-4-----2--2-2-2-2-2-2--| x2
A|---x--x-x-x-------x--x-x-x-----x--x-x-x-----x--x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|---7--7-7-7-------4--4-4-4-----2--2-2-2-----0--0-0-0-0-0-0--|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|--4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4--7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--|
E|--0---------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|--4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4--7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------| x3
A|-------2-----------------2-------------|
E|--2--4---4-2--0-0-0-2--4---4-2--0-0-0--|

e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|  Now repeat entire song from beginning till here.
D|---------------|
A|-------2-------|
E|--2--4---4-2~--|
#2
e|-----------------------------------------------10-10-10-10-7-10--|
B|--------------------------------------------7--------------------|
G|-----------9b--7-9-7---7----------------7-9----------------------|
D|---------------------9---9-7b-------7-9--------------------------|
A|-------------------------------9-10------------------------------|
E|--(2)~/7~--------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------10-10-10-10-7-10-----10-10-10-10-7-10-------7---7h9-7--|
B|--10~-------------------9~-------------------7~--9---9--------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---7/9--9-9-12p11p9--9-9--7/9--9-9-12p11p9--9-9--7/9--9-9-12p11p9--9-9--|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--7~h9p7-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------9p7~-----------------------------------------------7---7/8--|
G|----------------------------------------------------7---7-9---9------|
D|-------------------------------------------7----7-9---9--------------|
A|----------------------7------7-9----7-9-10---10----------------------|
E|---------------7-9-10---9-10-----10----------------------------------|

e|--12-12-12-11--9/7/9-12-12-12-11--9/7/9-12-12-12-11--9/7/9-14b~--|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--17-17-17-15--14h15p14--17-17-17-15--14h15p14--17-17-17-15--14h15p14--|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--17-14-15---------------11----------11-10----------10-9~----9---------|
B|-----------17~--------------------------------------------12---12-11~--|
G|----------------10-11-13----10h11h13-------10h11h13--------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------9h10h12-14-12-14/15-17b~-----------------------------|
B|--9h11h12------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------4-------------7-----------------2---------------------|
G|-----------5----5------------8----8-6----------3----3/4-----------------|
D|--------------6---------------------------------------------------------|
A|--7/6--6-6----------7/9--9-9----------9/4--4-4----------6--6--6--6-6-6--|
E|--5/4--4-4----------5/7--7-7----------7/2--2-2----------4--4--4--4-4-4--|

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


e|--------------------------------------------|
B|---------------2----------------------------|
G|------------3----3/4-/3-/6------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--9/4--4-4-----------------6--6--6--6-6-6~--|
E|--7/2--2-2-----------------4--4--4--4-4-4~--|

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

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------7b~--|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------5-7-7b~--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------5---5-7----------|
A|--7/6----------4-5-7/6----------4-5-7/6----------4-5-7----7--------------|
E|--5/4--0-4-5-7-----5/4--0-4-5-7-----5/4--0-4-5-7-------------------------|

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

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

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------8/9/8----------5br----------3br-----------------|
D|---9--9-9-9-------6--6-6-6-----4--4-4-4-----2--2-2-2-2-2-2--| x2
A|---x--x-x-x-------x--x-x-x-----x--x-x-x-----x--x-x-x-x-x-x--|
E|---7--7-7-7-------4--4-4-4-----2--2-2-2-----0--0-0-0-0-0-0--|

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--10--10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-10--|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4-4---7---7--7--7--7---7--7--7--7--7--|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

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

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------| x3
A|-------2-----------------2-------------|
E|--2--4---4-2--0-0-0-2--4---4-2--0-0-0--|

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


Crit for crit
#4
dude i like it a lot. it interesting that its in standard tuning for a metal song thats almost unheard of these days. i suggest drop d because it will give you that darker, richer more badass tone . I like the solo and the intro part its cool sorta reminds me of a system of a down riff in the beginning. Overall, very cool.
#5
^ Thanks. As for the drop tuning part, I never write something in another tuning other than standard because I'm too lazy to keep tuning it

Plus, I aspired this to be something in the vein of early Metallica, and they're usually standard =)
Last edited by yawn at Jun 5, 2006,
#6
Yeah i liked it aswell, it might as well be kept in standerd anyway because it just looks better that way, the parts has good variation, nice work
#10
Yea dude, you really don't have to keep retuning...and it shouldn't be a problem to actually tune..cause you only have to go down a whole step on the low E so...eh and you can still do chords like your using now...

like if your doing a
D--6---
A--6---
E--4---
It'd end up being
D--6--
A--6--
D--6--

But it your preference.