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From Jon Kendrew (am2el@herts.ac.uk) ['93/'94]


Metallica - Am I Evil?
----------------------
From the Creeping Death EP
Originally recorded by Diamond Head
Transcription by Jon Kendrew


KEY TO TAB :

H - Hammer on
P - Pick off
/ - Slide up to...
\ - Slide down to...
T - Tap (With pick or finger)
h - Harmonic (Natural)
A - Harmonic (Artificial)
~ - Vibrato
X_ - Pick slide
PM - Palm mute
Tr - Trill
Wh - Use whammy bar
^ - Bend string up ( x steps )
` - Release bend ( x steps )

|
@ - Rhythm slash ( Power chord noted)

| - Time slash ( 4\4 Time, etc... )
= - Let ring



Gtr 1 : Distorted



| | | | | | | | | | | |

||---||-----------------|----------------|---------------------|
||-4-||-----------------|----------------|---------------------|
||---||-9-----------7-9-|-10----------12-|-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-|
||-4-||-9-----------7-9-|-10----------12-|-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-|
||---||-7-----------5-7-|-8-----------10-|-7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-|
||---||-----------------|----------------|---------------------|

| | | | | | | | | | | |

|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-|-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-|-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-7---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-|-7---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|
|
| Gtr 2 : Distorted
| ( Trem Strum )
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-14-\------------------|
|-14-\------------------|
|-12-\------------------|


Gtr 1 doubles Gtr 2

| | | | | | | | | | | |

|---------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|
|*--------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|
|-2-------------------|-----------9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-------------------|
|*2-------------------|-----------9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-------------------|
|-0-------------------|-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-|-6-------------------|



| | | | | | | | | | | |

|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------*|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-------------------|-----------9-9-9-9-9-9-|
|-----------3-3-3-3-3-3*|-2-------------------|-----------9-9-9-9-9-9-|
|-----------1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-------------------|-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-|



| | | | | | | | | | | |

|---------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-----------10-10-10-10-10-10-|-9-------------------|
|-8-------------------|-----------10-10-10-10-10-10-|-9-------------------|
|-8-------------------|-----------8--8--8--8--8--8--|-7-------------------|
|-6-------------------|-----------------------------|---------------------



| | | | | | | | | | | |

|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-------------------|-----------3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-----------9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8-------------------|-----------3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-|-6-------------------|-----------1-1-1-1-1-1-|



| | | | | | | | | | | |

|---------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|*---------------------|
|-2-------------------|-----------7-7-7-7-7-7-|-/9---9-9-9-9---9-9-9-|
|-2-------------------|-----------5-5-5-5-5-5-|*/7---7-7-7-7---7-7-7-|
|-0-------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|


Gtr 1 : Grad rit.

| | | | | | | | | | | |
(Repeat 3 times)
~~ ~~ ~~
|-----------------------|------------------|-------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------|-------------------|
|----------------------*|------------------|-------------10----|
|-9---9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-|------------------|-----9---8---------|
|-7---7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5*|-------------8----|-7-----------------|
|-----------------------|-0---7---6--------|-------------------|


~~
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|-9---10---/12---/14-----/16---------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|



Gtr 2 : Intro solo. (See comments at end)

HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-058-058-058-058-058-058-058-058-|-047-047-047-047-047-047-047-047-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


(Hold last note..)
HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-058-058-058-058-0710-0710-058-058-|-047-047-047-047-047-047-047-----|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|


A A A A A A Wh~~~~~~
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-----5-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-------7---------|
|---------5-------7-------------|



"One, Two" (Repeat Main Riff 8 times before verse)

PM---| PM-| PM---|

| | | | | | | |
Main Riff : |------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|*----------------------------*|
|---------------2---------3--2-|
|*2-2-2-2-5-2-2-0-2-2-2---1--0*|
|-0-0-0-0-3-0-0---0-0-0--------|

(Main Riff with verse 1)

Verse 1 : (Lyrics)

My mother was a witch, she was burned alive.
Thankless little bitch, for the tears i've cried.
Take her down now, don't want to see her face.
All blistered and burned, can't hide my disgrace.


PM---| PM-| PM---|

| | | | | | | |
Pre-Chorus riff : |------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|*----------------------------*|
|---------7-----9---------10-9-|
|*7-7-7-7-5-7-7-7-7-7-7---8--7*|
|-5-5-5-5---5-5---5-5-5--------|

(Pre-Chorus riff x 4 with Pre-Chorus)

Pre-Chorus : (Lyrics)

Twenty-seven, every one is nice,
Gotta see 'em, make 'em pay the price,
See the bodies out on the ice,
Take my time.......


(Main Riff x 4 with Chorus)

Chorus : (Lyrics)

Am I Evil?
Yes I am,
Am I Evil?
I am that, yes I am....


*******Main Riff x 2*******

(Main Riff x 8 with verse 2)

Verse 2 : (Lyrics)

As i watched my mother die, I lost my head,
Revenge now I sought, to break with my bread,
Taking no chances, you come with me,
I split you to the bone, help set you free.


(Pre-chorus riff x 4 with pre-chorus)

(Main Riff x 4 with chorus)



Bridge :

|------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------|------------------------------|
|*9-----7-----5---*|------------------------------|
|-9-----7-----5----|---------------2---------3--2-|
|*7-----5-----3---*|-2-2-2-2-5-2-2-0-2-2-2---1--0*|
|------------------|-0-0-0-0-3-0-0---0-0-0--------|


(Repeat 3 times)

. | | | | | | | | | | | |
~~~~~~~~~~~
|------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|*9-----7-----5---*|-9-----11-----12----|------------------|
|-9-----7-----5----|-9-----11-----12----|------------------|
|*7-----5-----3---*|-7-----9------10----|--/7--------------|
|------------------|--------------------|------------------|



Double Time feel :



_______________________________________
Fast Riff 1: |1.

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

PM-| PM-| PM-| PM-| PM--| PM-|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|*-----------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------*|
|------------------|-------------7----|------------------|---------5--------|
|*7--7777-7--7777--|-7--7777-5---5----|-7--7777-7--7777--|-7--7777-3---5---*|
|-5--5555-5--5555--|-5--5555-3--------|-5--5555-5--5555--|-5--5555-----3----|


_____________________________________
|2. Fast Riff 2 : (Note : Lyrics)

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

PM-| PM--| PM------------------------|
|------------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------||*----------------|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------7----|
|-7--7777-7--7777--|-----------------||*2--2222-2-2222--|-2--2222-2--5----|
|-5--5555-5--5555--|-555-555-555-532-||-0--0000-0-0000--|-0--0000-0-------|
| Triplets |


| | | | | | | |

PM-------------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------*| Repeat whole sequence again.
|-----------------|------------7-7--|
|-2--2222-2-2222--|-2--2222-2--5-5-*|
|-0--0000-0-0000--|-0--0000-0-------|



(With Fast Riff 2 [First repeat])

Lyrics :


(With Fast Riff 2 [Second repeat])

Lyrics :







*******Then Fast Riff 1 x 1*******



| | | | | | | | | | | |

|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-2----------------|------------------|-5-------7--------|
|-2----------------|------------------|-5-------7--------|
|-0----------------|------------------|-3-------5--------|


GUITAR SOLO:


For the solo, the rhythm follows the following 'feel':

X X X X
|-X--XXXX-X-XXXX--|-X--XXXX-X-XXXX--|

Chord changes are noted above tab lines, and are 2 or 3 fingered power
chords, depending on what you feel like. For the 'XX' notes, strike the
full chord, on the others just play the lowest note (Usually the E string)

B5

| |||| | | ||| | | ||| | | || |
@ @@@@ @ @ @@@ @ @ @@@ @ @ @@ @
(Full) P
|-----------7-------|----------------11-12--|
|------------10-7-7/|/12-----------12-------|
|-9^^^^^^^^^--------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------|



| | | | | | | | | | | |||| | ||||
@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @@@@ @ @@@@
H P H H P P P P
|-11-12-11---11-12-14-14-14-12-11-12-11----|-----------------7---|
|---------12----------------------------12-|-10---------/7-------|
|------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------------------------|---------------------|



| |||| | | | | | | | || | | ||||
@ @@@@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @@ @ @ @@@@
H P P P P
|-10-9--7--7-9-7-----7--------|--------------------------|
|----------------10----10-7---|-10-7---7-----------------|
|-----------------------------|------9---9-7-9-7---7---7-|
|-----------------------------|------------------9-------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------|



| || | | | | | | | | || | | | | | | |
@ @@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @
(Full) (Full)
|-----7-----------------------|-----7-----------------------|
|-----7-10-7---7--------------|-----7-10-7---7--------------|
|-9^^--------9---9-7-7------7-|-9^^--------9---9-7-7------7-|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|




| || | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
@ @@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @
(Full)
|-----7-----------------------|-/19--/20---/22---/24----------|
|-----7-10-7---7--------------|-------------------------------|
|-9^^--------9---9-7-7------7-|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|



E5
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @
P P P P P P P P
|-15-14-12----12-14-15-14-12----12-14-|-15-14-12----12-14-15-14-12----12-14-|
|----------15----------------15-------|----------15----------------15-------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|




| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @

|-15---14---12--------12---------|--------------------------------|
|----------------15--------15----|-14---12---14-------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------12======--------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



B5
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @
(Full) P P P P P P P
|------7-0-0-9-0-0-10-0-0-|-12-0-0-10-0-0-9-0-0-7-0-0-|
|----7--------------------|---------------------------|
|-9^----------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @

|-10---9---7--------7---------|----------------------------|
|--------------10-------10----|-9---7---9------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------7======\-------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|


| |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | ||||
@ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@
HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-047-047-047-047-|
|-047-047-047-047-|-058-058-058-058-|-047-047-047-047-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



A5
| |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | ||||
@ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@
HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH T PP T PP T PP T PP
|-058-058-058-058-|-047-047-047-047-|-1285-1285-1285-1285-|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|*-------------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|*-------------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|



F5 A#5 F#5
| |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | ||||
@ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@
T PP T PP T PP T PP T PP T PP T PP T PP T PP T PP T PP T PP
|-1385-1385-1385-1385-|-1396-1396-1396-1396-|-1496-1496-1496-1496-|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|*-------------------*|*-------------------*|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|*-------------------*|*-------------------*|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|




B5
| || | | | || | | | |||| | |||| | |||| | ||||
@ @@ @ @ @ @@ @ @ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@
T P P T P P T P P T P P HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH
|-14107-14107-14107-14107-|-047-----047-----|-047-----047-----|
|-------------------------|-----047-----047-|-----047-----047-|
|*-----------------------*|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|*-----------------------*|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|




| |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | ||||
@ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@
HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH HH
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-047-----047-----|-047-----047-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----047-----047-|-----047-----047-|-047-----047-----|-047-----047-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----047-----047-|-----047-----047-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



E5
| |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| | | | | | | | | | |
@ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @
HH HH HH HH P P P P P P P P
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------|----------------12-|-1514-0-0-1715-0-0-1514-0-0-1715-0-0-|
|-----------------|-------------/14---|-------------------------------------|
|-047-----047-----|-------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----047-----047-|-------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------|-7\----------------|-------------------------------------|



| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ||| |
@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @@@ @
P P P P P P P P
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-1514-0-0-1715-0-0-1514-0-0-1715-0-0-|-1514-0-1412-0-1210-0-109-0-97-0-|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|


B5
| |||| | |||| | |||| | || || | |||| | ||||
@ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@ @ @@ @@ @ @@@@ @ @@@@
(Full) P (Full)
|-------------------|----------------------|------------10^====|
|-7-----------------|-10^------107---7-----|-------------------|
|-7-9-7---7---------|--------------9---9-7-|-9-7---7-----------|
|-------------------|----------------------|-----9-------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|-------------------|


| || || | || | | | || | | | | | | | (END SOLO)
@ @@ @@ @ @@ @ @ @ @@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @
H P H P H P H P ~~~~~~~~
|-9----12-------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------10-12-10-8-10-8-|-7-8-7-5-6-5--3========---|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------------|--------------------------|


*******Fast Riff 1 x 2 ( Note : Only repeat the first section )*******

On fourth repeat, Gtr 2 plays:

P
|------------------|
|------------------|
|------------------|
|-/777-777-777-75--|
|----------------7-|
|------------------|


*******Fast Riff 2 x 4*******

*******Fast Riff 1 x 4*******


(Triplet feel - not strict time)

_________________________
|1,2,3. |4.
H H P
|------------------|----------------------|----------|
|------------------|----------------------|----------|
|------------------|---------------------*|----------|
|-----9---7-7------|-7-7------------------|-7--------|
|-----7---5-5------|-5-5---------5-7-5---*|-5---7----|
|-0-0--------------|---------5-7-------7--|-----5----|




PM---| PM-| PM---| h h
(Repeat 6 times)
|----------------------------|-----------------|
|----------------------------|-----------------|
|*--------------------------*|-----------------|
|---------------2--------3-2-|-------------2---|
|*2-2-2-2-5-2-2-0-2-2-2--1-0*|---------5---2---|
|-0-0-0-0-3-0-0---0-0-0------|-5---5---3---0---| (END)








NOTES :
-------

- For the intro solo, use the left hand for all taps - The open
string is picked with the pick, then hammer on with your index finger,
then little finger for the highest note. This technique is also used in
the main solo as well.

- For the tapping part on the main solo, i find it easier to
use my middle finger rather than the pick edge (Since it is not too
fast)






There are probably a lot of mistakes in this transcription, any
corrections and/or additions would be gratefully received. Also the rest
of the lyrics would be a Bonus! Listen to the song to get the feel of
the rhythm (and lead parts!!) - It's difficult to convey the timing
accurately using this format.

Happy Pickin's!
Jon


Other stuff which may be coming soon (If i can be arsed to type it
out!!!):

Metallica - Eye of the Beholder
- To Live is to Die
- Breadfan


Megadeth - Sweating Bullets
- This was my Life
- Countdown to Extinction
- High speed dirt (Does anyone know the 2nd half of
the 2nd solo??)


Sepultura - The Abyss

Anthrax - Got the time

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