Whoa, you have a perfect balance here. The picture seams dark and evil, until you read the text. Then you see the grim reaper in a different way. It's a perfect balance between dark and light, in so many ways.
Whenever a person dies, the soul leaves the body, but who will be meeting first before will be taken to either heaven or hell. But before either path is decided, the soul have to face God first, or more likely the Grim Reaper in this case.