Spirit Crusher bass tabs

Spirit Crusher bass tabs

Artist: Death
Song: Spirit Crusher
Album: The Sound Of Perseverance

Tuning: Tune down 1 full step (Low to high: D, G, C, F)

I don't know if this tab is 100% correct but it sounds pretty good to me.

F ||———————————————————————————————————||
C ||—————4—————————————4—————————————|| Play 4 times
G ||———2—————2———3———2—————2———3/6———||
D ||——0—————3———1———0—————3———1—————4——||

F ||———————————————————————————————————————————————————||
C ||—————8/9—————————8/9—————————8/9—————————8/9—————|| Play 4 times
G ||———6—————7—————6—————7—————6—————7—————6—————7———||
D ||——4—————————5—4—————————5—4—————————5—4—————————5——||

F ||——————————————————————————————————————————————————|
C ||—————————————————————————————————————————————————|
G ||—————————————————————————————————————————————————|
D ||——0—000—2—000—3—000—7—000—5—000—2—000—3—000—2—000—|

F |————————————————————————————————————————————————||
C |———————————————————————————————————————————————||
G |—5—————7—————9—————5—————7~————————————————————||
D |———000———000———000———000—————0—000—0—0—0—000—0——||

F |————————————————————————————————————————————————|
C |————————————————————————————————————————————————|
G |—7—————9—————10—————9—————7————9————10————9—————|
D |———666———666————666———666——7777—7777——7777—7777—|

F |—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
C |—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
G |—7————9————10————9————9————————12————————10————————9————9~———————|
D |——8888—8888——8888—8888—10101010——10101010——10101010—7878————/14—|

F ||————————————————————————————————————————————|
C ||—————5—————————————————————————————————————|
G ||—————3—————————————————————3—3——————————5~—|
D ||——0———————3——3/5—5———0——0—————————0——0——————|

F |———————————————————————————————————————————————||——————————————————|
C |—————5————————————————————————————————————————||——————————————————|
G |—————3—————————————————————3—3——————————/5—5~—||—————3————————————|
D |—0———————3——3/5—5———0——0—————————0——0——————————||—0———————3—3/5—5~—|

F ||——————————————————8—————————7————————||
C ||—————7—8———————6———6—————5———5———5—|| Play 5 times
G ||———5—————6———4———————4—3———————3———||
D ||——3—————————4————————————————————————||

MID—PART (Start when drums are coming in):
F |———————————————————12———10———9——————————————————————————10———9——————————|
C |—————9———10———12—————————————————10———————9———10———12————————————9———10—|
G |—8—8———8————8————8————8————8———8————8—8—8———8————8————8————8———8———8————|
D |————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|

F ||—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
C ||———————7/9—9————————9/10—10————————10/12—12————————1210—10—|
G ||—000000———————000000—————————000000——————————000000—————————|
D ||—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|

1. 2.
| |
F |——————————————————————————————————————10/12—12————————109—9——||———————109———|
C |———————9/10—10————————10/12—12———————————————————————————————||——————————————|
G |—888888—————————888888——————————888888——————————888888———————||—888888—————7—|
D |——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————||——————————————|

GUITAR SOLO (Start when Chuck screams "...bled"):
F |————————————————————————|
C |———————7————————7—————7—|
G |—0000000——0000000——0000—|
D |————————————————————————|

F ||———————————————————————5——————————————————————————||
C ||————————————————3——————————————7————————7—————7—|| Play 3 times
G ||—0000001——000000———000———0000000——0000000——0000—||
D ||——————————————————————————————————————————————————||

F ||—————————————————||
C ||———————————————||
G ||—4———————0—————||
D ||——————2———————0——||

F |——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
C |——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
G |—————————2—————————————3—————————————5—————————————3———————————7—7—7—|
D |—0—000—0———0———0—000—1———1~——0—000—3———3~——0—000—1———1~——000—0——0——0——|

F |————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
C |————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
G |—————————2—————————————3—————————————5—————————————3———————————5h7—7—7—|
D |—0—000—0———0———0—000—1———1~——0—000—3———3~——0—000—1———1~——000—0———————0——|

F |———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
C |———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
G |—————————2—————————————3—————————————5—————————————3———————————7—10—7—|
D |—0—000—0———0———0—000—1———1~——0—000—3———3~——0—000—1———1~——000—0—000——0——|

F |——————————————————————————————————————————|
C |——————————————————————————————————————————|
G |—————————2—————————————3—————————————5————|
D |—0—000—0———0———0—000—1———1~——0—000—3———3~—|

Repeat VERSE

Tabbed by: Bommel
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Spirit Crusher Bass Tabs – A Tribute to Chuck Schuldiner

Spirit Crusher Bass Tabs – A Tribute to Chuck Schuldiner


Spirit Crusher is one of the most popular songs from the iconic metal band Death, founded by Chuck Schuldiner. The track was released in 1998 on the album titled The Sound of Perseverance. Known for its intricate guitar riffs, pounding drums, and powerful vocals, Spirit Crusher is a favorite among metal fans around the world.

This article will provide you with the bass tabs for Spirit Crusher, which are perfect for anyone who wants to learn the song or play along with the band. But before we get to the tabs, let’s take a moment to learn more about Death and the legacy of Chuck Schuldiner.

The Legacy of Chuck Schuldiner

Chuck Schuldiner was an American musician and songwriter who is best known for founding the band Death. Born in 1967, he began playing music at a young age and eventually formed his own band in 1983. Death quickly became associated with the emerging death metal scene in Florida and gained a reputation for their technical proficiency and intense live shows.

Over the years, Death continued to evolve their sound and explore new musical territory. Their music often dealt with taboo subjects like death, spirituality, and the human condition. In many ways, these themes were a reflection of Chuck’s own experiences and beliefs.

Unfortunately, Chuck Schuldiner passed away in 2001 after a battle with brain cancer. However, his influence on the metal scene continues to be felt to this day. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitar players and songwriters in the history of the genre.

The Song – Spirit Crusher

Spirit Crusher is a standout track from Death’s final album, The Sound of Perseverance. The song features some of Chuck’s most intricate guitar work, as well as powerful vocals and pounding drums.

Lyrically, Spirit Crusher deals with the concept of mortality and the fear of death. The chorus features the haunting vocals of Chuck singing, “It comes from the depths of a place unknown to the keeper of dreams. If it could then it would steal the sun and the moon from the sky, beware. Human at sight, monster at heart, don’t let it inside. It could tear you right apart.”

The track has become a favorite among Death fans and is often considered one of the band’s best songs.

Spirit Crusher Bass Tabs

Now that we’ve learned more about the song and its place in metal history, let’s take a look at the bass tabs for Spirit Crusher.

But first, a note about tuning. Spirit Crusher is played in standard tuning (EADG).

The bass tabs for Spirit Crusher are as follows:





















We hope these bass tabs help you learn to play Spirit Crusher and appreciate the talents of Chuck Schuldiner and Death. Enjoy!


Spirit Crusher is a testament to the creativity and talent of Chuck Schuldiner and the enduring legacy of Death. The song’s haunting melody, intricate guitar work, and powerful vocals have made it a favorite among metal fans around the world.

If you’re a bass player looking to learn Spirit Crusher, the tabs provided in this article are a great place to start. We hope you find them helpful and continue to explore the music of Death and Chuck Schuldiner.

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