Not only did I make judicious use of tag muting to get rid of the violent porn, as I moved through the Recommended For You feed, I clicked the three dots in the corner (they are visible on rollover), and selected Show Less Like This. It took a bit, but I haven't seen anything particularly egregious in some time. Somebody turned me on to that strategy by saying the algorithm needed training.
I have similar issues, though thankfully nothing as bad as that. For some reason, the site thinks I'm some sort of big-time Dragonball fanboy. I mean, I like it, but I'm not in the fandom, nor am I really interested in fan art (unless it's really good, of course, but I won't go actively looking for it).
I'm curious if you don't mind. Do you look at any of the tags to see if they match with anything you look up yourself? The tags that I saw on that death art didn't match up with anything that I've looked up personally.
For a moment I was like: I WANT DEATH ART! I get a lot of awesome art and then I get a lot of pictures of MLP...usually fetish o.O, Thomas the Tank Engine, bloating art (Which I did not actually know was a fetish until DA thought I was into that. o.O and feet! o.O x.X
Sounds like you already have, but if not you can add filters in Settings - Browsing ; then type in a ton of tags that you don't want to see. So maybe put in something like; "Death" "Fetish" or "DeathFetish". Idk what the tags on those types of artwork would be.
Until I saw that I used to have a ton of weird stuff on my account despite the fact I had the 18+ block on.
it gives the most recent uploads, unflitered. recommended has been recommending me a lot of anime styled art, and while i like anime, i also like other art styles (ukiyo e and art nouveau are my favorite) so i prefer to browse the unfiltered art page to discover new artists.