Alcest, Deafheaven, Make, Grohg | Kings | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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Alcest, Deafheaven, Make, Grohg

When: Mon., March 26, 9 p.m. 2012

If you've ever believed that brutal music couldn't also be beautiful music, you've likely never checked Alcest. The solo project of longtime French black metal insurgent Neige, Alcest gilds relentless drum blasts and aggravated shrieks with impressive wall-of-sound expanses and occasional interludes that suggest a sensitive singer-songwriter emerging from some leathery chrysalis. Over several records, Neige has relented more and more to that softer side, using his past in black metal as a temporary texture rather than as a foundation. Lately, the tunes have sometimes slipped into a mire of fey, but when Alcest turns up and lets all of those strains meet in the middle, they're a marvel to hear, roaring with wonder. —Grayson Currin

Price: $10-12

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