Yes. If you think about it, most influential albums/bands had records with terrible production. You may say "back in the day, recording devices were primitive and lo-fi sounding". Probably, but if a not-famous James Hetfield could travel in time and post on this forum some samples from "...and justice for all", people would bash the guitar tone, the lack of bass and the drums. The same would happen with great metal/rock albums whose audio quality isn´t pristine. You know what? People didn´t care, and you shouldn´t care either. The music is there and that´s all that matters at the end of the day. Of course, noise in a recording and mediocre playing are tabus, but I still don´t understand why people nowadays care if some kHz are out of place, if some frequencies are boosted while others are being cutted off. Will the non-musicians who listen to your stuff care? Or do you think you can achieve a perfect mix? There isn´t such a thing. Not even Bulb, who is hailed on guitar forums for making an actually good job on Periphery´s debut, is known for making perfect mixes. While many dig his music and admire his producing abilities, there are still quite a few that will be quick to point at the things they don´t like about his recordings/mixes. The same can be said about Animals as Leaders. The debut album is full of inspiring tunes and ideas, so does anyone really care about the clipping guitars, fake drums, fake amps and compressed sound? No, and who should? If you read all that, I say "thank you". And excuse the broken English.