Tabulature for "Devastation"
Off the album "Hall of the Mountain King"
Written by Savatage

Transcribed by Brent Passarella brent42@cris.com

(Bass Drum)

(heavy distortion/ with slight chorus)
E--|-------------------------------------------
B--|-------------------------------------------
G--|--------------------------------------2----
D--|------------2-------------------2-----2----
A--|----------------2----h--2-------------0----
E--|-/12\-0-0-0---------3^5---0-0-0------------

E--|--------------------------------------
B--|--------------------------------------
G--|---------------------------------2----
D--|-------2-------------------2-----2----
A--|-----------2----h--2-------------0----
E--|-0-0-0---------3^5---0-0-0------------

E--|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--|---------------------------------2-------------------------------------2----
D--|-------2-------------------2-----2-----------2-------------------2-----2----
A--|-----------2----h--2-------------0---------------2----h--2-------------0----
E--|-0-0-0---------3^5---0-0-0-------------0-0-0---------3^5---0-0-0------------

E--|----------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------
G--|-------p---------p----------p----0-0-0--h--2--
D--|------2^0-2-----2^0-2------2^0-2-------4^5----
A--|----------------------------------------------
E--|-0--0---------0----------0--------------------

                                   p.m===|
E--|----------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------
G--|-------p---------p----------p-----------p-----
D--|------2^0-2-----2^0-2------2^0-2-------5^4-0--
A--|---------------------------------2-2-2--------
E--|-0--0---------0----------0--------------------

E--|----------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------
G--|-------p---------p----------p----0-0-0--h--2--
D--|------2^0-2-----2^0-2------2^0-2-------4^5----
A--|----------------------------------------------
E--|-0--0---------0----------0--------------------

                                   p.m===|
E--|----------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------
G--|-------p---------p----------p-----------p-----
D--|------2^0-2-----2^0-2------2^0-2-------5^4-0--
A--|---------------------------------2-2-2--------
E--|-0--0---------0----------0--------------------

     pm|==========|    |=====|         |===========|   |=====|
E--|---------------------------------------------------------------
B--|---------------------------------------------------------------
G--|----------------s----------12-11-7---------------4---------4---
D--|-2-------------7/9---------------7---------------4---------4---
A--|-2-------------7/9---------10-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\2-2-2-2-2-2---
E--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----------------------------------3-
    Waiting for disaster Blackness in the night.....

    pm|==========|    |=====|         |===========|   |=====|
E--|---------------------------------------------------------------
B--|---------------------------------------------------------------
G--|----------------s----------12-11-7---------------4---------4---
D--|-2-------------7/9---------------7---------------4---------4---
A--|-2-------------7/9---------10-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\2-2-2-2-2-2---
E--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----------------------------------3-
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide...

E--|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--|---------------------------------2-------------------------------------2----
D--|-------2-------------------2-----2-----------2-------------------2-----2----
A--|-----------2----h--2-------------0---------------2----h--2-------------0----
E--|-0-0-0---------3^5---0-0-0-------------0-0-0---------3^5---0-0-0------------


    pm|==========|    |=====|         |===========|   |=====|
E--|---------------------------------------------------------------
B--|---------------------------------------------------------------
G--|----------------s----------12-11-7---------------4---------4---
D--|-2-------------7/9---------------7---------------4---------4---
A--|-2-------------7/9---------10-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\2-2-2-2-2-2---
E--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----------------------------------3-
the four horsemen have started.....

    pm|==========|    |=====|         |===========|   |=====|
E--|---------------------------------------------------------------
B--|---------------------------------------------------------------
G--|----------------s----------12-11-7---------------4---------4---
D--|-2-------------7/9---------------7---------------4---------4---
A--|-2-------------7/9---------10-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\2-2-2-2-2-2---
E--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----------------------------------3-
Glaring down at the ground.....

E--|---------------------------------------------------------  *this is a 
B--|--------------------------------------------------------- harmonic created
G--|-4------2------2----2*---------5------2------4----------- playing the note 
D--|-2------0------2---------------5------0------2----------- while at the same 
A--|---------------0---------------3------------------------- gently touching
E--|--------------------------------------------------------- the 17th fret*
                  Total Devastation               Prepare yourself for death

E--|---------------------------------------------
B--|---------------------------------------------
G--|-4------2------2---------------5------2------
D--|-2------0------2---------------5------0------
A--|---------------0---------------3-------------
E--|---------------------------------------------
                    This world's insane         

E--|----------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------
G--|-------p---------p----------p----0-0-0--h--2--
D--|------2^0-2-----2^0-2------2^0-2-------4^5----
A--|----------------------------------------------
E--|-0--0---------0----------0--------------------

                                   p.m===|
E--|----------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------
G--|-------p---------p----------p-----------p-----
D--|------2^0-2-----2^0-2------2^0-2-------5^4-0--
A--|---------------------------------2-2-2--------
E--|-0--0---------0----------0--------------------


     pm|==========|    |=====|         |===========|   |=====|
E--|---------------------------------------------------------------
B--|---------------------------------------------------------------
G--|----------------s----------12-11-7---------------4---------4---
D--|-2-------------7/9---------------7---------------4---------4---
A--|-2-------------7/9---------10-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\2-2-2-2-2-2---
E--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----------------------------------3-
  Start your fields afire....

     pm|==========|    |=====|         |===========|   |=====|
E--|---------------------------------------------------------------
B--|---------------------------------------------------------------
G--|----------------s----------12-11-7---------------4---------4---
D--|-2-------------7/9---------------7---------------4---------4---
A--|-2-------------7/9---------10-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\2-2-2-2-2-2---
E--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----------------------------------3-
  To reach the end upon judgement day.....


E--|---------------------------------------------------------  
B--|--------------------------------------------------------- 
G--|-4------2------2---------------5------2------4----------- 
D--|-2------0------2---------------5------0------2-----------  
A--|---------------0---------------3------------------------- 
E--|--------------------------------------------------------- 
                  Total Devastation               Prepare yourself for death

E--|---------------------------------------------
B--|---------------------------------------------
G--|-4------2------2---------------5------2------
D--|-2------0------2---------------5------0------
A--|---------------0---------------3-------------
E--|---------------------------------------------
                    This world's insane   
    pm===================================|
E--|----------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------
G--|---------------------------------------4-5----
D--|-2------------2------------2-----------4-5----
A--|-2---2-2-2-2--2---2-2-2-2--2---2-2-2-2-2-3----
E--|-0---0-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-0--------

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

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

    pm===========================================|
E--|-----------------------------------------------
B--|-----------------------------------------------
G--|-----------------------------------------------
D--|-2------------2------------2-----------------2-
A--|-2---2-2-2-2--2---2-2-2-2--2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
E--|-0---0-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-

E--|--------------------------------------------------------
B--|--------------------------------------------------------
G--|-4-------------5-4-----7-5-4-------------5-4-----7-5----
D--|-4-------------5-4-----7-5-4-------------5-4-----7-5-4--
A--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-2-2-2/5-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-2-2-2/5-3-2--
E--|--------------------------------------------------------

E--|--------------------------------------------------------
B--|--------------------------------------------------------
G--|-4-------------5-4-----7-5-4-------------5-4-----7-5-0--
D--|-4-------------5-4-----7-5-4-------------5-4-----7-5-2--
A--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-2-2-2/5-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-2-2-2/5-3----
E--|--------------------------------------------------------

E--|-------------------------------------------
B--|-------------------------------------------
G--|--------------------------------------2----
D--|------------2-------------------2-----2----
A--|----------------2----h--2-------------0----
E--|-/12\-0-0-0---------3^5---0-0-0------------

E--|--------------------------------------
B--|--------------------------------------
G--|---------------------------------2----
D--|-------2-------------------2-----2----
A--|-----------2----h--2-------------0----
E--|-0-0-0---------3^5---0-0-0------------

E--|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--|---------------------------------2-------------------------------------2----
D--|-------2-------------------2-----2-----------2-------------------2-----2----
A--|-----------2----h--2-------------0---------------2----h--2-------------0----
E--|-0-0-0---------3^5---0-0-0-------------0-0-0---------3^5---0-0-0------------

   pm|==========|    |=====|         |===========|   |=====|
E--|---------------------------------------------------------------
B--|---------------------------------------------------------------
G--|----------------s----------12-11-7---------------4---------4---
D--|-2-------------7/9---------------7---------------4---------4---
A--|-2-------------7/9---------10-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\2-2-2-2-2-2---
E--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----------------------------------3-
We all had our chances at living....

   pm|==========|    |=====|         |===========|   |=====|
E--|---------------------------------------------------------------
B--|---------------------------------------------------------------
G--|----------------s----------12-11-7---------------4---------4---
D--|-2-------------7/9---------------7---------------4---------4---
A--|-2-------------7/9---------10-9--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\2-2-2-2-2-2---
E--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-----------------------------------3-
What can you do when you're a fool...

E--|---------------------------------------------------------  
B--|--------------------------------------------------------- 
G--|-4------2------2---------------5------2------4----------- 
D--|-2------0------2---------------5------0------2-----------  
A--|---------------0---------------3------------------------- 
E--|--------------------------------------------------------- 
                  Total Devastation               Prepare yourself for death

E--|---------------------------------------------
B--|---------------------------------------------
G--|-4------2------2---------------5------2------
D--|-2------0------2---------------5------0------
A--|---------------0---------------3-------------
E--|---------------------------------------------
                    This world's insane   

E--|----------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------
G--|-------p---------p----------p----0-0-0--h--2--
D--|------2^0-2-----2^0-2------2^0-2-------4^5----
A--|----------------------------------------------
E--|-0--0---------0----------0--------------------
                                    
                                   p.m===|
E--|----------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------
G--|-------p---------p----------p-----------p-----
D--|------2^0-2-----2^0-2------2^0-2-------5^4-0--
A--|---------------------------------2-2-2--------
E--|-0--0---------0----------0--------------------
    No no no no

E--|----------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------
G--|-------p---------p----------p----0-0-0--h--2--
D--|------2^0-2-----2^0-2------2^0-2-------4^5----
A--|----------------------------------------------
E--|-0--0---------0----------0--------------------
   this world's insane
                                   p.m===|
E--|----------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------
G--|-------p---------p----------p-----------p-----
D--|------2^0-2-----2^0-2------2^0-2-------5^4-0--
A--|---------------------------------2-2-2--------
E--|-0--0---------0----------0--------------------

E--|----------------------------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------------------------
G--|----------------------------------------------------------------
D--|-------2--------------------3--------------------4--------------
A--|-----------2----h--2------------3----h--3------------4----h--4--
E--|-0-0-0---------3^5----1-1-1---------4^6----2-2-2---------5^7----
               no                      no                    no

E--|----------------------------------------------------------------
B--|----------------------------------------------------------------
G--|----------------------------------------------------------------
D--|-------5--------------------6--------------------7--------------
A--|-----------5----h--5------------6----h--6------------7----h--7--
E--|-3-3-3---------6^8----4-4-4---------7^9----5-5-5---------8^10---
           ahh                  ahhh                 stop it
     
E--|------------------------------------------------------
B--|------------------------------------------------------
G--|------------------------------------------------------
D--|-------8--------------9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-7-9---
A--|-----------8----h--8--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-5-7---
E--|-6-6-6---------9^11-----------------------------------
         no