I normally do ranty NGDs, cut right to the point here: Does it chainsaw: YES Is it the best HM2 clone: NO Is it the best HM2 clone going new at MF for $50: YES Versatile? Not really. But here’s the deal, TC wanted to dip their toe in the HM2 craze, but not really commit in line with some great boutique options (I’d love to buy my Throne Torcher back at some point). The name SUCKS, design is bleak (not in a good way). I’ll say this, I love TC pedals, have owned a handful, but my Ditto Looper and HOF mini have stuck around and will go nowhere. That said, my surprise at the size of this was massive, hence the pic in hand for reference. All that said, they picked up a pointer: the pedal is all EQ knobs on 10, classic chainsaw. Gain on 0, pair it with your amp’s distortion for megagrind. Put it on 10, pretty good maxed out HM2. I go 0 and dick around with the blue and red channels on my 5153. The boutique options get nice and articulate. This does not. It’s a bulldozer. But sometimes a bulldozer is the tool you’re looking for. So a $50 one that works pretty convincingly? I’ll buy that for a dollar (x fifty)! I need to post up clips, but think “room feel” will be more accurate than VST. Just need to figure that out and will do.