Anonymous Swedish band Goat have denied that their gigs are intended as rituals, but it would have taken a heart of stone not to have felt spiritually invigorated by their Brighton show. Judging by the amount of people stamping their feet on the ground in demand of an encore, I wasn't the only one.

The costumed troupe are an absolute tour de force, a freewheeling but tight unit who merge various world music styles into a borderline transcendental product.

Whether it was the kraut trance of The Sun The Moon, afrobeat euphoria of new song Trouble in the Streets or the classic rock wig-out of closer Det Som Aldrig Förändras, the band were never less than enthralling.

The two female vocalists bounded around the stage with infectious energy, which is not to downplay their dancing skills; the 'running man' move and lindy-hop inspired elbow swings were particularly impressive.

Goat's lyrics – and, to an extent, melodies – are not particularly complex, with strong emphasis often placed ahead of subtlety. This made for a powerful joint vocal performance here, though, the communal message of songs such as desert rocker Gathering of Ancient Tribes hitting home firm and true.

"Go tell everybody that you need everybody/Go tell everybody that you love everybody."

The band's latest record Requiem is generally more acoustic than their previous two efforts, but due to the nature of a live band it wasn't possible to translate these elements to the stage – save for a lovely woodwind-led rendition of Union of Sun and Moon.

Elsewhere, crunching bass riffs could be witnessed in Goatslaves, funk-guitar in Disco Fever, and calypso chords in Let it Bleed.

All of this was underpinned by a dual-drum approach; a bongo player joined the masked man behind the kit, which made for a set that, although heavy, was always light on its feet and adaptable.

It is undeniable that Goat borrow from a variety of global soundscapes, to the extent that some have wondered if cultural appropriation is at hand, but there is truly no act quite like them operating on the live circuit at the moment.

A sublime gig, which, if the early sell-out date is anything to go by, might herald the heightened success that Goat deserve.