I find it a bit smoother than the TMP, and the treble isn’t quite as shrill, which is a good thing to my ears. I run them both to sound as close as possible to each other, which has taken plenty of tweaking on the TMP. The Shaman is mean, and very responsive to slight knob changes. I prefer the Shaman, just slightly, for its smoother tone and ease of use. The TMP sounds about 95% there how I have it set up, but is much more tedious to tweak. Not that it’s a bad thing as I like to find a sound and keep it, but it takes patience to find that sound. I think that the TMP is likely somewhat more versatile with its 9-18v options and right knob, but I won’t be using either for “versatility”. Both can cover any sort of thrash/death style I can imagine. I believe the Shaman is discontinued. It’s worth tracking down, though. I’ve tried other pedals since, and the only one that has come close has been the TMP.