Formed in January 1998 Mael Mórdha (pronounced MAIL MOOR-AH) have undergone the arduous journey from the unknown, to the front lines of Irish metal. Playing a unique blend of doom metal and traditional Irish laments, the band has successfully fused their influences to create Gaelic doom metal. The musical evolution began in 1999 with the recording of the 1st E.P, The Path to Insanity. This was followed in early 2000 by The Inferno Spreads E.P. from which the epic Atlas of Sorrow was taken and included in the Sentinel Records IN UNISON compilation later that year.