by Donte Kirby
“And we can dance/ dance the devil back into his hole,” is the line that surmises The Frames’ third studio album, Dance the Devil. Tracks are emotional and look to resonate with your troubles. Once a song catches, you try moving along and you might “dance the poison right out of your soul.”
Dance the Devil is by no means a dance record. Its folky and melancholy with crazy distorted electric guitar breakdowns, but you can vibe along with Glen Hansard’s voice or head bang with the instrumentation from time to time.
Some may be familiar with Glen Hansard for his movie roles The Commitments and Once which both were critically acclaimed. The Commitments even won best film in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Dance The Devil is not Academy Award-winning music, but it does what the name implies. The record soothes and wrestles with emotion. By the time you hit the last track “Dance the Devil Back Into His Hole” your personal demons may very well be lulled back into there’s.