What's The Matter? TC have become more and more well known for creating interesting and ground breaking digital pedals. The Mash function on some of their pedals for instance is utterly amazing giving the user the power of an expression pedal from the standard bypass switch!
However what TC are less well known for are their analog drives, which is a shame! TC have some great sounding drives which are often heralded by users as their "favourite" pedals. At this point its worth noting that the Tone Meister Paul Gilbert himself even used TC drives for a long while!
The Dark Matter is their punch in the teeth pedal, designed to take on giants such as BOSS's MT-2 metalzone and guess what ... its pretty damn good. Featuring a tonne of gain on tap and powerful EQ section plus two EQ voicings its safe to say that this pedal can serve your high gain requirements (And its built like a tank)