Preview: Alcest at Ace of Cups

Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive

Alcest is the pet project of a French guy named Neige, in which he channels his childhood visions of an intermediate state for the soul (when freed from the "burden of incarnation") into beaming melodic fantasy metal. Think Liturgy meets Sigur Ros meets early Gnostic texts. The group's only Ohio date is Wednesday at Ace of Cups, where they'll get all epic-like with Mercurial Void.

Ace of Cups

8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4

2619 N. High St., Campus