Okay, for the sake of going once more 'round the sun here goes nothing:
Say it loud, say it proud. Cryptopsy!
Ugh, what? Even the people clicking on this review out of spite link can read the album and band title. This is cringe, even if it's dressed up as conversational yay-ness.
One of the earliest examples of technical death metal out there, having arguably made the shift towards that type of sound on 1998's Whisper Supremacy, the band have retained much of what made their earliest works so transcendentally excellent throughout their three-decade career,
Strong...ahem, opinion but um "As one of..."
having arguably made the shift towards that type of sound on 1998's Whisper Supremacy,
Vague, the album title drop doesn't make up for it. The wording is super rough and has no flow.
the band have retained much of what made their earliest works so transcendentally excellent
Sweeping statement. Most bands are going to have a 'period' of greatness. You need to clarify why - even if the band is Iron Maiden tier.
with only one real stumble in the form of The Unspoken King, a bizarre deathcore experiment that served only to enable them to make a comeback
A stumbling comeback? C'mon. The best, most direct advice I can give here is "do better". Why was it a stumble? You brought the topic up - the least you could do is move past the conversational shit talk. Maybe specify that this 'low-point' allowed the band to build, rebrand and not be so shit? Don't be a dick to your readers - you need to give them the juice, not just the fruit.
After their 2012 self-titled album, the band sank into the recesses of the EP landscape for a decade,
Why does this matter? Some bands have great EPs. EP does not equal "bad" because you say so here...