Platinum album certifications, at least in the United States, are a particularly hard thing to come by over the last decade especially. We could go on about the collapse of album sales, the digital era and all that crap, but you’re as sick of hearing about it as we are of writing about it. But even back when seemingly everyone netted a Platinum record or two, quite a lot of rock and metal bands never reached that cherished milestone.
Would you believe that half of thrash’s ‘Big 4’ have only been able to attain Gold status at best? Okay, we’ll make you feel a bit better about that — the two bands at least have a handful of Gold albums apiece. One of them even managed to score a Platinum-selling EP… but it’s full length albums or bust on this list!