Nostalgie by Jupiter: Harmony of Metal Music & Mellow Vocals

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Rating: 😀 😀 😀 😀 (4 out of 5 grins)

Jupiter is an extremely talented group of musicians introduced to me by musician, journalist, and fellow blogger Kevin Pasman.  I’ve never heard of this band before Kevin recommended them to me.  When he said that Jupiter is a visual kei band, I honestly wasn’t very interested.  I’m not a big fan of visual kei musicians.  I think that most of them rely on their flamboyant costumes and make-up, rather than on the excellency of their music.  That’s why there are only very few visual kei musicians that I genuinely admire; UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ being one of them.  Nevertheless, I trusted Kevin’s judgment since he’s the expert (he’s a musician). He wrote a thoughtful review in his Kevy Metal Blog about Jupiter.

Boy, was I thankful for his recommendation.  Jupiter is amazing.  I especially like their song Nostalgie.  It feels like a classical symphony orchestra modernized by power metal.  The mellow vocals and  romantic lyrics are the ultimate juxtaposition of this supposed visual kei power metal style.  The lyrics just make me feel warm inside.  It’s like listening to a love letter being sung.  Instead of clashing with the music however, I think that the sweet vocals and the jarring beat harmonize quite perfectly.

Oh, and did I mention that they’re gorgeous?  Too gorgeous, in fact.  They’re too beautiful, especially the main vocalist, that I hate them a little.  Just a tiny bit.  I mean, he’s more like a princess than a prince, especially with his skirt-like coat and platform shoes.  What’s up with that?  But putting all of these aside, I think that Jupiter is a very skilled group of musicians.  Love the vocals, the drums, and most especially the guitars.  I also like that they have a female member.  Hooray for all females!

I want to thank Kevin Pasman for sharing about Jupiter.  Check out his Kevy Metal Blog.  I hope that you enjoyed Nostalgie as much as I did.

Correction Update:  As you’ve noticed above, I was mistaken that Jupiter has a female member.  Fortunately, Kevin Pasman corrected me.  He states that the guitarist named Hizaki is actually a guy dressed as a female.  My apologies for my mistake.  But man, she’s he’s so pretty!


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14 thoughts on “Nostalgie by Jupiter: Harmony of Metal Music & Mellow Vocals”

  1. Thanks for acknowledging my post in yours! I really appreciate it! Also, I’m just happy you have enjoyed listening to them, always a delight to spread the joy of good music!
    On a side note: Hizaki, the guitarist who looks like he’s female, is actually a man. That sort of illustrates your point of them being too gorgeous; imagine my frustration that the cute girl in the band was actually a guy! Apparently, the cultural basis of that is the onnagatta part in the kabuki theater.
    I agree with your statement on the Visual Kei scene, but I’m still glad I gave some of these bands a chance. The Jupiter album in particular was a revelation!

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    1. You’re welcome, Kevin. And thank YOU for recommending this fantastic band. I greatly appreciate it.

      I stand corrected. Thanks for the info. It was an honest mistake. It should be a lesson to me not to assume that someone is male or female based on their appearance, especially if I’m talking about visual kei bands. 😀
      Indeed, I just realized the connection to kabuki’s onnagatta when you mentioned it to me. Thanks again!

      Keep on blogging. Cheers!

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  2. This is the surprise to the visual kei band music that I’ve listened to! I’m not that into visual kei at the moment, but I’ll eventually enter that world. They make really good music. 🙂
    Wait, isn’t the other guitarist a woman? Or just a man who likes cross dressing? I’m confused. O_O

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    1. Me, too! I’m not really into visual kei, but there are apparently excellent bands out there like Jupiter and UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ.

      I was just corrected regarding the guitarist. Apparently, he’s a guy crossdressing as a female. He’s so pretty! He doesn’t look like a man at all. I just assumed that he’s one of those flat-chested females. Oh, well. Anyway, thanks for dropping by!

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      1. Wow. Japan and its peculiarities. Hehehe. Well, I have nothing against men who crossplay. 🙂 In fact, I’m impressed by their skills to dress up as women, or as entities more beautiful than your average woman! Hahaha. For instance, I really like this local cosplayer, Miguel Mercado (https://www.facebook.com/miguel.merkymerx), and he occasionally posts his selfies where he crossplays as different female characters. 🙂 And he’s really pretty~~~ Aaahh, I can melt from looking at his beauty, though that makes me a lil bit jealous. XD

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      2. High-five! More power to this kind of males. I’m thinking that they’re more “feminine” than me. HAHAHA!!! Just saw the link you shared. Wow. I know that there are some talented Pinoy cosplayers, but this Miguel is good. She also does those cutesy and girly poses. HAHAHA! Daig pa ako.

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      3. Indeed. Well, I don’t cosplay myself, but I do like viewing and admiring cosplayers. I’ll add him to my list of the cosplayers that I’m keeping my eyes on. Thanks for the sharing about him.

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