First off, Dimmu is definitely more evil and heavy then Slipknot. Slipknot needs 2 percussionists? They have no talent (Slipknot). Anyway, I am an all-round extreme metal listener. So, that said, this album is great. It's no where near comparable to Slipknot. They are pretty talented, too. Not every body can play fast and maintain a real awesome melody. After all, they are European (I'm from the U.S.A., as well). In Death's Embrace and Mourning Place are 2 wicked awesome songs, but it's all awesome. And, you don't need to quarell in your preferences for genres and sub-genres of extreme metal, it all whoops the "work" of our clogged American airways. Dark Throne to Burzum to Nile to Children of Bodom, it all rules. And don't think that I don't listen to underground extreme metal.