Numb was founded by Don Gordon, David Hall and Sean Stubbs in 1986.
The band's album "Death on the Installment Plan", released in 1993, featured weird electronic tape-loops overlaid with heavily distorted vocals. The 1998 album Wasted Sky used some of the same techniques, but with a darker feel and more technically varied approach.
Singer David Collins joined the band in 1995; the band released its fifth album, Blood Meridian, which contained strong, violent electronic sound but no guitar music, in 1997. Two years later, Numb recorded the electronic dance album Language of Silence, released through Metropolis. The tracks on this album were somewhat quieter and darkly intense.
Following the release of one final single, Suspended, Numb disbanded in 1998.