The band started in 1996, in one of Warsaw highschools, as Melankolia. In the beginning they experienced usual line-up changes and some "accidental" gigs. They also recorded a few tracks, which were included in a soundtrack to a play by "Goodbye Blue Monday" theatre. One of their songs was also put on "Metal Against Racial Prejudice" compilation. Their style evolved - they gave up keyboards and their sound became much heavier; also, they changed their name to Naamah.