Maria Savva is a lawyer and novelist/short story writer from London, UK. Her latest novel is a psychological thriller, Haunted. She can be found on the writers’ forum BestsellerBound.com, as well as the blog BestsellerBound Recommends, and she reviews books for Bookpleasures.com. You can find out more about her writing at her official website. Here are five albums she’s loving right now…
1 – Papa Roach, The Connection: I could choose any of Papa Roach’s albums as an album I’m loving right now; whenever I put any of their albums on I fall in love with them all over again. They are just one of those bands that I truly connect with. Everything they do is fabulous as far as I’m concerned. They have consistently impressed me with their albums. The difference between them and some bands is that they are not afraid to try new things. They have evolved and grown over the years, and are in my opinion one of the best bands out there. I’m choosing The Connection because it’s their latest album. My favourite song from that album at the moment is Leader of the Broken Hearts.
2 – Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones Part I: I hadn’t heard of Stone Sour until recently when I saw them in concert. I went to watch Papa Roach who were supporting them. I was very impressed by Stone Sour. I thought their performance was amazing and inspiring. I came out of the concert wanting to go and buy all their albums. I am currently getting to know their music and absolutely loving it. I’ve started with their latest album, House of Gold & Bones – Part I, which is fantastic. It’s a solid rock album with lots of heavy tracks. I’ll be buying their other albums. One of their songs, Through Glass, from an earlier album, almost had me in tears at the concert! This is a very talented band that I will now be following.
3 – The Cult, Choice of Weapon: I’ve been a fan of The Cult for longer than I can remember. I think this new album is fantastic; one of the best things they’ve done. Lyrically and musically it’s brilliant. There are some quite deep and insightful lyrics in most of the songs. Choice of Weapon sees the band on top form and producing quality music. Anyone who was a fan of the band in the ’80s/’90s should pick up a copy of this album. Favourite tracks: For the Animals, Life > Death, and Elemental Light.
4 – The Worshyp, Kingdom Earth: This is an indie metal band who are just amazing. I have been following The Worshyp for some time on Twitter and Facebook. Their debut album Kingdom Earth is a must buy for any metal fans who grew up listening to Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and the like. The Worshyp’s music is clearly influenced by the best metal bands, and they are keeping metal alive with their music. I haven’t had time to listen to their new album yet, but it’s on my list to buy. My favourite song from Kingdom Earth is Never Afraid.
5 – Suicidal Tendencies, How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can’t Even Smile Today: This is an oldie that I started listening to again recently. It all came about because I mentioned the title track in my latest novel, Haunted. It’s the song that Nigel, the main character, is listening to just before his life changes for ever. I’ve always loved that song. It’s one of the best metal songs ever. I think this album is also one of the best albums ever; I had forgotten how much I loved it until I listened again. It’s seriously good. I used to listen to it all the time back in the ’90s. Favourite tracks: One Too Many Times, The Feeling’s Back, and How Will I Laugh Tomorrow..