For a while, I only enjoyed their album preformed with the almighty Mike Patton of Faith No More, Mr Bungle and Fanomas fame. I recently put in my old D.E.P. album "Calculating Infinity." I knew they were technical from when I first bought the album, but now with a further knowledge of music, Jesus Christ, I've never heard any form of music as complex as the stuff these guys have created. For example, their song "43% Burnt" the speed, bizarre time structured rhythms and frequent switches astounded me, then they have this incredible break unlike anything I've heard.
I thought Slayer was one of the fastest playing, fascinating, heaviest artists, but nothing compares to the intensity of The Dillinger Escape Plan, from speed, to the technical, to intensity, it's an overall speed assault of insanity never before portrayed musically.
Comparatively, I'd equate their music with the precision of a surgeon on Meth, and the intensity as that felt from the surgeons patient who was awake through the entire surgery.