Dimmu Borgir are probably the third most well-known and popular band of the european black metal scene behind the infamous Emperor and Cradle of Filth. Overall I have to say this is a good example of the band, not too bad for a first time Dimmu Borgir fan. Yet i do have to say also that these guys really don't do anything too interesting or fantastic. Dont' get me wrong, i really like some of these songs, but the vocals just aren't very good at all, not screechy, rhaspy, grunty, but not clean at all. Just a bit of terrible throaty oddness reminiscent of voice overs for monsters in fantasy films. The musicians are all quite adept and creative, but the riffs sound very power metal-ish, with blastbeats going on in the background a long with the keyboards, which aren't quite as high in the mix or as prominent as in past albums (Then again, this technically isn't a real album) These mix in an odd way and don't come out as either very dark or very upbeat, and considering Shagrath's goofy evil commentery, these boys just don't fit in, and something about this album sounds a little incongruent. Consisting of remakes of songs from their first album, 2 new songs, 1 cover (Metal Heart by Accept, which may be the h ighlight of the album) and 3 live songs, it gives a brief overview of the bands history and their current sound, and they really havent' changed much. However, i do feel as though i'm being too negative. I really like this band and think they're excellent, but there are a lot of other amazing bands in this style who are a bit better. I recommend 'Stormblast' the highest of their albums, and then 'Enthrone Darkness Triumphant' (which is good, but highly unoriginal). Their other albums are half formed and not too spectacular. For long time fans or newbies interested in the material.