it was one of those, "i like this but im afraid to say it" sort of reviews i think, which are always kind of frustrating. but i thought he kinda threw out the lyrics completely, which i have found to be pretty good/interesting.
Yeah, I actually stayed away from that as well in my review (I write for UTG). Palermo's lyrics are very heavy, I just found myself having a lot overall to say.
If you are interested...
EDIT: ""Bent Nail," has opening lines like "I'm built to bleed / Plan my ruin guiltlessly," all while treating us to the psyche of the truly conflicted. And despite lots of aggression and plenty of sludgy grunge, the honesty is truly quite beautiful."
We definitely agree here. That is practically a different wording to my/your ending paragraph.