DR. GHOST: Criminalized Survival: CD

This is the fourth full-length from Dr. Ghost, a Long Beach institution that continues to produce catchy melodic hardcore for those into hooky, political punk. Reminiscent of a less-produced Leftöver Crack, with punchy tracks you can sing along to instantly, Dr. Ghost is a treat for kids of all ages. There are some misplaced, semi-metallic lead guitar lines that I could do without, but otherwise this is a load of fun. –Art Ettinger (Riot Ready, riotreadyrecords.com)