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This is probably my favourite "At The Gates" song. I do not have the
original, so I had to transcribe it from the live version on "Terminal
Spirit Disease". It is all correct as far as I can tell. Still, you
really need a bass during some parts of this song in order to produce 
the right chord/sound.

Song: The Burning Darkness
Albumn: Terminal Spirit Disease
Transcribed by: Warrick McPherson
E-mail: sirwarrick@hotmail.com

Tuning: I'm guessing this is played on a 7-string, or you can
just tune both of the guitars down to B.

Notation:

M - Palm mute
H - Hammer on
P - Pull off
S - Slide
B - Bend
A - Artificial Harmonic


Riff 1 - Opening riff

Guitar 1

|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|-------10-9---9---9----------10-9---9---9---|
|-0-0-7------7---7---7--0-0-7------7---7---7-|
             M   M                 M   M     

|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|-------10-9---9---9----------10-9---9---9---|
|-0-0-7------7---7---7--0-0-7------7---7---7-|
             M   M                 M   M     

Guitar 2

|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------4-2-4s5--4....hold-|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------4---|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
                                         A


Riff 2

Guitar 1

|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------9---9-------------------------|
|-------10-9------------------10-9---9---9---|
|-0-0-7------7---7---7--0-0-7------7---7---7-|
             M   M                 M   M

Guitar 2

|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------4444444444-2222222222-|
|-2222222222----------------------------------|
|------------3333333333-----------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|

Note: there are 10 of each of the above notes


Riff 3 - Verse riff

Guitar 1

|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------9---9-------------------------|
|-------10-9------------------10-9---9---9---|
|-0-0-7------7---7---7--0-0-7------7---7---7-|
             M   M                 M   M

Guitar 2

|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-2222222222-0000000000------------0000000000-|
|-----------------------2222222222------------|
|---------------------------------------------|


Riff 4

Guitar 1 - repeat this bar

|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-4-5p4-5---5-4-5p4-5---5---|
|---------7-----------7---7-|
|---------------------------|
          M           M   M

Guitar 2 - this guitar only plays the first bar once, then
           continues to play the second bar repeatedly. 

|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-2----------/5------------|
|-2------------------------|
|-0----------/3------------|

|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------7-----------|
|-9-7h9p7----10-9h10-7h9---10p9-10-7-| Repeat this bar
|---------10-------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
            
This is one of the riffs where you really need the bass to make
the proper melody within the riff


Riff 5

Guitar 1

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12-121212-------12-121212---------------------------------------|
|-----------9-999-----------9-999-10-101010-------10-101010-------|
|-------------------------------------------7-777-----------7-777-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12-121212-------12-121212---------------------------------------|
|-----------9-999-----------9-999-10-101010-------10-101010-------|
|-------------------------------------------7-777-----------7-777-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2

|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|-2---------4---------5-------7----9-|
|-2------2--4------4--5-------7----9-|
|-0------0--2------2--3-------5----7-|
         M         M   

|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------7-777-9-999-|
|-7-777-7-777-9-999-9-999-10-101010-10-101010-------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 6

Guitar 1

|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-9-7-10-9-7-10-9-7-10-9-7-10-9-7-10-9-7--10---9--7-|
|------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|--------7--------7--------7---7-9---9-10-9-|
|-7-9-10---7-9-10---7-9-10---8-----8--------|
|-------------------------------------------|
             M M      M M

Guitar 2

|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-10---------9----------10---------9--------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-8--------0-7--------0-8--------0-7--------|
           M          M          M

|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-7----------------5----3----------2--------|
|-7----------5-5-5-5----3----------2--------|
|-5----------3-3-3-3----1----------0--------|
             M M M

After you have played through this riff twice, go back and play
riff 5 again. Then play this next riff.

Riff 7

Guitar 1

|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-4-5p4-5---5-4-5p4-5---5---|(Gtr1) Play this 6 times
|---------7-----------7---7-|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
          M           M   M

Guitar 2

|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|(Gtr2) Play this once, then 
|-7----------/10-----------|
|-7------------------------|
|-5----------/8------------|

|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|(Gtr2) Play this 4 times
|-2-0h2p0---3-2h3-0h2-5-3p2-3-0-|
|---------3---------------------|
|-------------------------------|

This also is another riff which needs the bass notes to 
complete the melody.


Riff 8 - Outro riff

Guitar 1

|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------/9------------------------/9---|
|-4-5p4-5---5-4-5p4-5----9--4-5p4-5---5-4-5p4-5----9-|
|---------7-------------------------7----------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------/9-----------------------------|
|-4-5p4-5---5-4-5p4-5----9--5------\4------\2--------|
|---------7------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4-444-4-4---4-444-4-4-4--5-555-5-5---5-555-5-5-5-|
|-2-222-2-2---2-222-2-2-2--3-333-3-3---3-333-3-3-3-|
|--------------------------------------------------|
  M MMM M M   M MMM M M M  M MMM M M   M MMM M M M

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-7-777-7-7---7-777-7-7-7--9................hold---|
|-5-555-5-5---5-555-5-5-5--7................hold---|
|--------------------------------------------------|
  M MMM M M   M MMM M M M


That is the whole song from start to finish. I am sure it is all
correct, so if you read it carefully you won't have any problems.
E-mail me for any suggestions/comments.