Presenting Jupiter, now with 80% more Versailles
Jupiter is a Japanese Symphonic Power Metal
band formed in April 2013 by guitarists Hizaki
and Teru, drummer Yuki, bass guitarist Masashi, members of the popular Japanese metal band Versailles
, plus a new vocalist, Zin.
Jupiter continues to showcase much of the Visual Kei
style previously seen in Versailles
: androgynous aesthetics; fancy, elaborate costumes; and eye-catching performances.
The band released their first single, "Blessing of the Future," in July 2013, through Universal Music. Their debut album, Classical Element
, was released in August of that year.Not to be confused with Project Jupiter
- Hizaki - Lead Guitar
- Teru - Guitar
- Masashi - Bass
- Yuki - Drums
- Zin - Vocals
- "Blessing of the Future" (single, 2013)
- Classical Element (album, 2013)
Tropes applying to Jupiter and its members:
- Adorkable: Hizaki and Teru.
- Album Intro Track: Creatively titled "Introduction".
- Ambiguous Gender: Everyone except Masashi. Teru fits this trope to a T. Hizaki speeds right past this trope into Dude Looks Like a Lady territory.
- Badass Cape and Badass Longcoat: Masashi, Yuki and Zin wear these.
- The Band Minus the Face. Jupiter is just Versailles with a new name and a new vocalist.
- Bare Your Midriff: Teru
- Bishōnen: Everyone. Nuff said.
- Cast Full of Pretty Boys
- Color-Coded Characters: Interestingly, the members chose to avert this, as opposed to what was previously seen in Versailles.
- Costume Porn: Considering that they're a spin-off of one of the most costume porn-y bands in a scene whose entire shtick is costume porn...
- Darker and Edgier: Visually, compared to the bright and colorful aesthetics of Versailles. In terms of music, while it has a lot of similarities to Versailles, Classical Element in particular has more progressive influences and experimenting with different musical elements (pun not intended).
- "ALLEGORY CAVE" is this to their music in general; it's among Hizaki's harshest work, if not his harshest, due to it being rooted in Melodic Death Metal.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Hizaki and Teru. Both are/were particularly notable for this, especially Hizaki (due to his status as one of the most convincing crossdressers in Visual Kei).
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Hizaki's current style.
- Epic Rocking: "Classical Element", which is exactly 12 minutes long.
- Harsh Vocals: "Allegory Cave" is unusual (by the band's/Versailles' standards) for consisting of primarily harsh vocals with occasional clean vocals, instead of the other way around.
- I Am the Band: Inverted. Instead of only one man being the band, Jupiter consists of the members of Versailles plus a new vocalist. And even if they didn't have a vocalist, they could still perform as a single unit.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Unsurprisingly, most of Jupiter's music clocks in around 6-8, with their Power Ballads ("Nostalgie"note , "forever with you"note ) being lower on the scale. However, "Allegory Cave" is a 9—noticeably harder than any of Versailles' music.
- Power Ballad: "Nostalgie", "forever with you"
- Rock Me, Amadeus!: They're a Symphonic Metal band. The title Classical Element is specifically a reference to this (as well as to the classical elements).
- Surprisingly Gentle Song: See Power Ballad above.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Zin is occasionally accused of being one of these for Kamijo.
- Title Track: Classical Element