some people say black metal doesn't work in a live setting, or at least that it works but it changes the dynamic of the music by sharing it with a crowd as opposed to listening alone.
I thought this too until I saw Agalloch. The atmosphere and eerie sound doesn't sound like something that could be re-produced in a live setting, but oh my, I was wrong. Not only did the music had the same feel, it was intensified by the volume and setting that the ones performing the music were right in front of you.
this is from the show i went to https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bgt2xK2CMAA_2TV.jpg