Metallica Mixer Explains bass and drums sound on "...And Justice For All"

Right up front, let me that say that I love Metallica's "...And Justice For All" album.  Well, let me be more clear.  I love the SONGS on that album.  The odd drum sound and the lack of bass have always made me scratch my head, and have caused a serious love/hate issue for me for years.  (As if I don't have enough issues.)  Well, the man who mixed the album, Steve Thompson, explains what happened.  Hint: it rhymes with "Mars."