Virtual Death (5:45)

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Reach out and take for me, fruit of the poison tree
Give me your body and your soul
My youth is fading fast, years melt into the past
This mortal life will take its toll

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  • Hevi-Jorma

    One of the greatest sabbath songs. Amazing riffs and vocals

    8 Jan 11:27am Reply
  • Metal_Pubes

    Great riff, good doom song

    2 Jan 5:05pm Reply
  • joecubbie

    Sabbath in Chains?

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • truth_in_chains

    It definitely sounds like Chains wtf. Thats the reason i came to this shoutbox [2]

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • DeadXManiac

    Damn he sounds just like Layne Staley.

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    Yeah, AIC and stuff, but why wouldn't they have noticed the whole Seattle scene back in 1992, while recording Dehumanizer ? a mystery to me.

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • octopuss22

    Pure doom metal. Love that bass and riff.

    25 Feb 2012 Reply
  • AGR89

    Yea it sounds like AiC, but that 2:35 & outro riff is pure Sabbath.

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Grimmoire

    I almost thought it WAS Alice in Chains o.0

    2 Jun 2011 Reply
  • PentecostIII

    Obviously AIC met through their love of Black Sabbath but it still sounds like them :P

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • PentecostIII

    It definitely sounds like Chains wtf. Thats the reason i came to this shoutbox. I prefer the eternal idol album.

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    Sounds like Sabbath to me. One of the few tracks that do on this album. Great song...

    12 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Kapper_Rocks

    what an awesome song! Such a strong Alice in Chain's vibe with the dark harmony vocals in the verses

    6 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Voggis2008

    Alice In Chains (and Soundgarden) was closer musically to Black Sabbath than to Nirvana due to their heavy riffing and slow paced songs. Virtual Death is the song on this album who is closest to the original Black Sabbath sound...still it sounds like it was cut from an Alice In Chains album. The irony....

    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • PabloFromPoland

    Sounds like Alice in Chains. So... It's better than this plastic sound of "Seventh Star" and "Eternal Idol".

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • MikeySchenker


    1 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Shaunography

    Tony Martin rules.

    20 Mar 2009 Reply
  • NightBeast666

    Kicks some major ass. So much suspense & mystery in one song...

    13 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Shaunography

    Epic song. This album is really top notch...

    2 Sep 2008 Reply
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