The Classical Conspiracy, Epica’s latest release, is a stunning blend of their own music, contemporary scores from several movies, and classical pieces. Combined with Simone Simon’s beautiful voice, these pieces can only be described as ethereal. Simply, they’re awesome. I can’t say enough about the album, I downloaded it last night, and I’ve been listening to it on repeat since 11am today. I love it, and Epica fans will love it. It’s definitely a must-have for anyone who calls themselves a symphonic metal fan. The only downside to this live recording is that there’s no DVD! I would have loved to see these artists performing these amazing pieces live.