Hulkoff’s ‘Pansarfolk’ is Frenetic Folk Metal Brilliance

October 6, 2020 — Back in 2017, Swedish composer and metal extraordinaire Pär Hulkoff embarked on his first solo musical odyssey. Worlds away from the staccato-industrial metal stylings of Raubtier (a highly successful band he created in 2008 and has fronted ever since) and the sunshine-and-Western-soaked vibes of his country music project Bourbon Boys, Hulkoff inhabited the rather fertile sonic landscape between the worlds of power and folk metal. Now, he’s back with album #2, Pansarfolk, (quite literally) doubling down on both the rich Norse mythology and history that colors the lyrical content of the project, but also the folk instrumentation deployed throughout the record.

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