There's never been a more dynamic time for heavy metal than right now; there's always great new bands starting, tons of bands are enjoying long creative peaks, and there's even some legends who still are competitive with their disciples. There's tons of great music coming out every year, both in the hard rock and heavy metal worlds.

But when it comes to seeing a band live, as good as their records may be, you need a great frontman -- or frontwoman -- for a show to be truly transcendent.

Here, then, is our list of the greatest men and women leading metal since the turn of the millennium and you can even take it with you with this Spotify playlist.

Top 30 Metal Frontmen + Frontwomen in the 21st Century

Top 30 Metal Frontmen + Frontwomen on Spotify

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