WISER TIME All For One
From page 45 of Classic Rock Magazine September 2008
Blues rock that's not too hard to handle.
It can be no small coincidence that this New Jersey mob take their name from a Black Crowes song. For the influence of Chris Robinson and coin writ large all over Wiser Time's second album. Early Black Crowes, mind, none of the drugged-up, jammed out noodling of later years. And operating in a classic rock trio format, Wiser Time are a bit more rock than the Otis Redding-inspired soul that we
got from Shake Your Money Maker. It's fluidly enjoyable stuff, with the likes of Even, Hammer Down and Blame It All On Me rocking hard, whilst the loose-limbed groove of A Long Time Gone echoes Brit rock soulsters Free. Still, there's certainly no denying the uncanny similarities between Carmen Sclafani and Chris Robinson's vocals. •••••••