Here is our list of the 5 best Iron Maiden guitar solos by the great Dave Murray that somehow seem to be melodic and super heavy at the same time.
Iron Maiden Fact Number 666: Guitarists Dave Murray and Adrian Smith were good childhood friends. Adrian Smith bought his first electric guitar from Dave Murray for 5 British pounds.
#5.) Sea Of Madness – Somewhere In Time – 1986
“This is another great song, with a perfect harmony section, which breaks off into another Dave Murray solo that keeps me on my toes as well. Some of the phrasing can be a bit tricky if you don’t do your homework on this one. A section where if a note is missed, it can be pretty much over for you. Game over, haha. “Another cool part with this solo section is the breakdown after the first solo, which flows into this very beautiful bassline and guitar melody. It makes my hair stand up every time we play it!” – Courtney Cox of The Iron Maidens
#4.) Still life – Piece Of Mind – 1983
Dave’s contribution to Still Life are nothing short of brilliant, from the tasty morsel (pun of piece intended) intro melody to that first C chord, which kicks the song into overdrive at 1:12.
The Dave Murray solos simply don’t disappoint on this track. The beautiful bends in this song are what got this solo onto the list!
#3.) Hallowed Be Thy Name – The Number Of The Beast – 1982
Smooth and legendary guitar work throughout this track, and the solos on this one is what made many life long Iron Maiden fans, Dave Murray and Adrian Smith compliment each other incredibly on Hallowed Be Thy Name!
#2.) Fear Of The Dark – Fear Of The Dark – 1992
It would be hard to make any Iron Maiden list with this crowd favorite, Fear Of The Dark also contains some real standout Dave Murray soloing.
When Iron Maiden took to the stage at Farrocarril Oesta Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 7th, 2018, fans expected to blown away, the band also knew from past experience that the Argentine crowd was 1000% sure to blow them away as well. Neither disappointed. The fans go nuts when the solos kick in along with the harmonies that precede and follow them. It’s a very showy, fast solo while still being tasteful!
#1.) Powerslave – Powerslave – 1984
Both Dave Murray solos in Powerslave have to be some of the finest guitar work in the entire Iron Maiden catalog.
The first being more bluesy and fans love how this one is slower so you can really feel it. When the second solo kicks in along with the eerie bass licks of Steve Harris it adds such a powerful dynamic to the song. None will ever tire of the studio track but Powerslave filmed live at Long Beach Arena contains a Dave Murray solo that sends chills down your spine.