Member of the holy trinity that are the axemen of the great Iron Maiden
. Smith's style greatly differs from his fellow counterparts, (Murray, Gers) for his legato playing is quick yet smoother and arranged to correlate to the given chord structure. His fast passages are closely complementary to his melodic solos which often are more influenced by blues scales.
With all technicalities aside, he is a bloody amazing guitarist and has had an indescribable impact on heavy metal culture.
A small sample of Adrian Smith's great solo/riff material include: Aces High, Flight of Icarus, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Wasted Years, Stranger in a Strange Land, Brighter Than a Thousand Suns