Roth Bart Baron proved to be a tough act to follow when the band played La Mama in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Feb. 4.

The five-member group straddled the line between control and chaos, knowing when to hold back and when to let loose, to the delight of a close-to-200-strong crowd.

This was particularly evident during the conclusion of penultimate song "Monster," which included a dissonant breakdown that transitioned directly into a secret final song that got rapturous approval. Favorites also included "Atom," "Hal" and "Hex."