Ultha is, in my humble opinion, one of the premier rock bands of this current age. Their new album, 'The Inextricable Wandering' (unavailable on Band Camp) is an extreme metal (can I say this?) wonder.
I suppose those two gent's are Virgil and Dante; perfectly poised over the abyss of our suffering. Of our choice, perhaps (?). (Do pardon the incessant parentheticals.)