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Cleanse The Soul guitar tab

SLAYER 
                            CLEANSE THE SOUL 
                 From their fine album 'South of Heaven' 
 
Tabbed by:      Jason Mathie 
                Mathie@unixg.ubc.ca 
 
Another song on 'South of Heaven' that nobody has tabbed.  Probably 
because it's kind of a crazy song with weird riffs. 
 
Comments: 
 
Only the bottom four strings required for this tune, so I'll leave out 
the first two. 
 
Riff B below I had to make a guess on, 'cause it's hard to hear and 
really fast.  It'd be great if people told me if they think it's 
close or not. 
 
Each time I hear Hanneman or King solo, I am reminded why I am not one 
of the guitarists for Slayer, and they are.  I hereby refuse to 
transcribe leads. 
 
Time signature changes are shown like this: 
|---- 
|3:-- 
|4:-- 
|---- 
 
This means to repeat the last two measures: 
----|//-- 
--*-//--- 
---//-*-- 
--//|---- 
 
As usual, guitars are tuned to Eb.  Hanneman has the left stereo channel. 
 
Generally one dash is a sixteenth note in length.  So ---- is one beat. 
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- 
Starting Tempo: 145 bpm 
 
Intro Riff 
Gb|---|-LeftGtr--------|----------------|----------------| 
Db|---|----------------|----------------|----------------| 
Ab|-5-|4-------------5-|4-------------5-|4-------------5-| 
Eb|-3-|2-------------3-|2-------------3-|2-------------3-| 
  |   |                |                |                | 
Gb|---|-RightGtr-------|----------------|----------------| 
Db|---|----------------|----------------|----------------| 
Ab|-5-|4-------------5-|4-------------5-|4-------------5-| 
Eb|-3-|2-------------3-|2-------------3-|2-------------3-| 
P.M .                .                .                . 
 
Tempo change to 220 bpm (!)          /---repeat this 3x------------\ 
Gb|-LeftGtr--------|----------------||----------------|------------|| 
Db|----------------|----------------||*---------------|-----------*|| 
Ab|4-------5---4---|----------------||*-------5---4---|-----------*|| 
Eb|2-------3---2---|----------------||--------3---2---|------------|| 
  |                |                ||                |            || 
Gb|-RightGtr-------|----------------||----------------|//----------|| 
Db|9---------------|7-------6/9-----||*-------------*-//----------*|| 
Ab|7-------5---4---|5-------4/7-----||*--------------//-*---------*|| 
Eb|--8-7-0-3---2---|--000000----0000||--------------//|------------|| 
P.M  . . .            ......    .... 
 
Riff A 
Gb|----------------|----------------| 
Db|9---------------|7-------6/9-----| 
Ab|7-------5---4---|5-------4/7-----| 
Eb|--8-7-0-3---2---|--000000----0000| 
P.M  . . .            ......    .... 
 
Both Gtrs play Riff A 4x 
 
Riff B 
Gb|----------------|--------5p4---4/|7---------------|--------5p4-----| 
Db|----------------|--------5p4---4/|7---------------|--------5p4---5-| 
Ab|2---------------|----------------|----------------|--------------5-| 
Eb|0000000000000000|00000000----0---|--00000000000000|00000000----0---| 
P.M ............... ........    .      .............. ........    . 
 
                                          this is a 10--------\/ 
Gb|----------------|--------5p4-----|----------------|-----------------| 
Db|----------------|--------5p4---5-|----------------|--------10p9-8---| 
Ab|----------------|--------------5-|----------------|--------10p9-8---| 
Eb|0000000000000000|00000000----0---|0000000000000000|00000000---------| 
P.M................ ........    .    ................ ........ 
              RightGtr slides quickly down (Ab?) string here---^ 
 
Both Gtrs play Riff B 4x with lyrics: 
 
  Body that rest before me 
  With every dying breath 
  Spellbound and gagged 
  I commence your flesh to dirt 
 
Both Gtrs play Riff A 4x 
Both Gtrs play Riff B 4x with lyrics: 
 
  Body that lay before me 
  In everlasting death 
  Entombed in abscess 
  To rot and lie stinking in the earth 
 
Both Gtrs play Riff A 3x followed by 
 
Gb|----------------|---------| 
Db|9---------------|2:-------| 
Ab|7-------5---4---|4:-rest--| 
Eb|--8-7-0-3---2---|---------| 
P.M  . . .  
 
Riff C 
Gb|----------------|----------------| 
Db|----4-----4\3---|----------------| 
Ab|--0-2-----2\1---|----------------| 
Eb|0-----2-3-----0-|0000000000000000| 
P.M. .   . .     .  ................ 
 
Left Gtr plays Riff C 6x while Right Gtr solos 
 
Riff D 
                     /-- 1,3 ---------\/-- 2 -----------\/-- 4 ----------\ 
Gb||-----------------|----------------||----------------||----------------| 
Db||*----4-----4\3---|---------------*||--------5\4----*||--6\5---5\4-----| 
Ab||*--0-2-----2\1---|---------------*||--------3\2-4/5*||--4\3---3\2-4/5-| 
Eb||-0-----2-3-----0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||0-0-0-0-----2/3-||0-----0-----2/3-| 
P.M  . .   . .     .  . . . . . . . .   . . . .           .     . 
 
Both Gtrs play Riff D 2x with lyrics: 
 
  Empty altar awaits its victim 
  Stained glass windows black 
  Candles burn the midnight oil 
  Incense fills the night 
 
  Observing trance awakening state 
  Lying still unknowing 
  Reciting the passages of time 
  Prepare for the impaling 
 
Then both Gtrs play the following interlude: 
Gb|--------------|------------|------------|-----------| 
Db|3:--------5-4-|--------5-6-|--------5-4-|2:-----3-2-| 
Ab|4:----5-6-----|----5-4-----|----5-6-----|4:-3-4-3-2-| 
Eb|--------------|------------|------------|---3-4-----| 
 
Gb|--------------|------------|------------| 
Db|3:--------5-4-|--------5-6-|--------5-4-| 
Ab|4:----5-6-----|----5-4-----|----5-6-----| 
Eb|--------------|------------|------------| 
 
Right Gtr plays Riff D 2x while Left Gtr solos 
 
Riff E1 
Gb|--------------|------------|-----------| 
Db|3:----5-4-----|----4-3-----|2:-----2-1-| 
Ab|4:--------5-4-|--------4-3-|4:-2-3-2-1-| 
Eb|--------------|------------|---2-3-----| 
 
Riff E2 
Gb|--------------|------------|-----------| 
Db|3:------------|------------|2:-----2-1-| 
Ab|4:----5-4-----|----4-3-----|4:-2-3-2-1-| 
Eb|----------5-4-|--------4-3-|---2-3-----| 
 
Both Gtrs play Riff E1 
Left Gtr plays Riff E1 while Right Gtr plays Riff E2 
Both Gtrs play Riff E1 2x 
 
Then some very cool riffery: 
Gb|--LeftGtr-----|----8-7-----|------------|---5-4-----| 
Db|3:----6-5-----|--------8-7-|----6-5-----|2:-----5-4-| 
Ab|4:--------6-5-|------------|--------6-5-|4:---------| 
Eb|--------------|------------|------------|-----------| 
  |              |            |            |           | 
Gb|--RightGtr----|----8-7-----|------------|---5-4-----| 
Db|3:----6-5-----|--------8-7-|----6-5-----|2:-----5-4-| 
Ab|4:--------6-5-|------------|--------6-5-|4:---------| 
Eb|--------------|------------|------------|-----------| 
 
Gb|--LeftGtr-----|----8-7-----|------------|---5-4-----| 
Db|3:----6-5-----|--------8-7-|----6-5-----|2:-----5-4-| 
Ab|4:--------6-5-|------------|--------6-5-|4:---------| 
Eb|--------------|------------|------------|-----------| 
  |              |            |            |           | 
Gb|--RightGtr----|----8-7-----|------------|---8-7-----| 
Db|3:----6-5-----|--------8-7-|----6-5-----|2:-----8-7-| 
Ab|4:--------6-5-|------------|--------6-5-|4:---------| 
Eb|--------------|------------|------------|-----------| 
 
Gb|--LeftGtr-----|------------|------------|-----------| 
Db|3:----6-5-----|----8-7-----|----6-5-----|2:-5-4-----| 
Ab|4:--------6-5-|--------8-7-|--------6-5-|4:-----5-4-| 
Eb|--------------|------------|------------|-----------| 
  |              |            |            |           | 
Gb|--RightGtr----|----8-7-----|------------|---5-4-----| 
Db|3:----6-5-----|--------8-7-|----6-5-----|2:-----5-4-| 
Ab|4:--------6-5-|------------|--------6-5-|4:---------| 
Eb|--------------|------------|------------|-----------| 
 
Gb|--LeftGtr-----|----8-7-----|------------| 
Db|3:----6-5-----|--------8-7-|----6-5-----| 
Ab|4:--------6-5-|------------|--------6-5-| 
Eb|--------------|------------|------------| 
  |              |            |            | 
Gb|--RightGtr----|----8-7-----|------------| 
Db|3:----6-5-----|--------8-7-|----6-5-----| 
Ab|4:--------6-5-|------------|--------6-5-| 
Eb|--------------|------------|------------| 
 
Both Gtrs play Riff D 2x with lyrics: 
 
  Death's an art, flesh and earth never part 
  A power of the mind 
  Death shines on the air of silence 
  A ritual of endless time 
 
  Purged of your dead body 
  Sacrificed of your life 
  Unearthly ritual sealed in fire 
  Enter the kingdom of desire. 
 
However, the second time through the pattern, substitute the following 
for the 4th repeat (both Gtrs): 
Gb|----------------|----------------| 
Db|----4-----4\3---|--5-5---4-------| 
Ab|--0-2-----2\1---|003-3-0-2----5--| 
Eb|0-----2-3-------|-------------3--| 
P.M. .   . .                     . 
 
Then replay the intro pattern (both Gtrs): 
Tempo back to 145 bpm 
Gb|----------------|----------------|----------------| 
Db|----------------|----------------|----------------| 
Ab|4-------------5-|4-------------5-|4-------------5-| 
Eb|2-------------3-|2-------------3-|2-------------3-| 
P.M              .                .                . 
 
Tempo changes back to 220 
Gb|-LeftGtr--------|----------------| 
Db|----------------|----------------| 
Ab|4-------5---4---|--------14\\\\\\| 
Eb|2-------3---2---|--------12\\\\\\| 
  |                |                | 
Gb|-RightGtr-------|----------------| 
Db|9---------------|7-------6/9-----| 
Ab|7-------5---4---|5-------4/7-----| 
Eb|--8-7-0-3---2---|--000000----0000| 
P.M  . . .            ......    .... 
 
Riff F 
Gb|----------------|----------------| 
Db|----------------|7-------6-------| 
Ab|----------------|5-------4-------| 
Eb|0000000000000000|--000000--000000| 
P.M................   ......  ...... 
 
Left Gtr plays Riff F 6x while Right Gtr solos 
then Left Gtr plays last half of Riff F while Right Gtr solos 
Song ends on this bar, while King's lead ends: 
Gb|----------------| 
Db|9---------------| 
Ab|7-------5---4---| 
Eb|--8-7-0-3---2---| 
P.M  . . . 
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Next: 'Disposal of the Body' by Cannibal Corpse 
 
E-mail me with any concerns, questions, requests, corrections... 
 
      Mathie@unixg.ubc.ca
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